Trivia game ban due to topless teen video

By Derek Sooman on
A PC, PS2 and Xbox-based trivia game called "The Guy Game" has been banned from sale as the result of a temporary injunction granted when an unnamed plaintiff took the game's developer Austin-based Top Heavy Studios, and its publisher, Take-Two subsidiary Gathering of Developers, to court. The plaintiff alleges that the title contains topless video pictures of her, used not only without her permission but filmed when she was a minor.

The teenager claims to have suffered humiliation, embarrassment and shame as a result of her alleged appearance in the game, which went on sale in the US in the summer.

Unfortunately, the footage of the plaintiff was taken when she was 17 years old, she claims. That not only renders the content illegal, but her status as a minor negates any consent she may have given to the game's developers to take and/or use the material.

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