WOOD RIDGE, N.J. (August 9, 2012)—Maryann Sahoury, a New Jersey mother, is suing a production company after an instructional breast-feeding video in which she appeared was taken by a third party and used to create pornography.
A federal court judge ruled last week that Sahoury's lawsuit against the Meredith Corporation could proceed.
Sahoury and her 1-month old daughter demonstrated breast-feeding techniques in a 2010 video designed to help new mothers.
Months later, Sahoury Googled herself and saw numerous links to pornographic sites and videos and a Google search of her infant daughter's name also led to pornographic sites.
Sahoury says a producer told her that her last name would not be used in the video, but it was, according to court documents.
The Iowa-based production company says Sahoury signed a release allowing it to do so.