Houston Woman Sues Facebook Over Revenge Porn Account

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That's the story David Altenbern, Ali's lawyer, told Hair Balls in explaining the lawsuit Ali is bringing against Facebook and a man she had a shortlived relationship with.

According to Altenbern, Ali, who is from Houston, went to Chicago with her family approximately five years ago when she met Adeel Shah Khan. Altenbern said his client made two more trips to Illinois thereafter, during which she met up with Khan, before ultimately deciding she wanted no more of the relationship.

Then the Facebook profile popped up in December 2013. A Houston Police Department subpoena found Khan to be the man behind the catfish of sorts.

Now, Ali is suing Facebook $123 million for its alleged inability to protect her privacy and failure to act promptly.

"Every guy she sees in a grocery store that smiles at her...she doesn't know if they've seen it," Altenbern said.

Ali is suing Khan in the suit, too, but Facebook has the fatter wallet.

Ali is asking for the social network to pay her ten cents per each user it has -- all 1.23 billion.

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Aaron Reiss
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