Village Voice Media Wins Dismissal Of Teen's Sex Ad Suit

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Village Voice Media Holdings LLC and LLC on Monday won the dismissal of a Missouri lawsuit brought by a teenager who accused them of facilitating child sex trafficking by posting explicit photographs of her that advertised her services as a prostitute.

In a 31-page memorandum and order that granted Village Voice Media and Backpage's motion to dismiss the case for failure to state a claim, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas C. Mummert III noted that the case stemmed from the “horrific victimization” of the plaintiff, referred...
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