| Austin girl sues MySpace.com |
6/20/2006 11:00 AM
By: News 8 Austin Staff
A 14-year-old Austin girl is suing the popular Internet site MySpace.com.
The girl claims she was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old Buda man she met on the site. He was arrested May 19.
The girl is suing MySpace for $30 million. The suit says MySpace fails to protect children from adult predators.
"MySpace has presented itself to the public that it is safe for young users, that there are extra protections in place for 14- and 15-year-old users ... those protections in fact we believe are utterly unsatisfactory," lawyer Carl Barry said.
The MySpace site includes a list of safety tips for users and warnings against posting identifying information.
It also warns users to be aware of strangers and people who may not be who they claim.
"No one is more committed to Internet safety than MySpace" MySpace's chief security officer said in a released statement. "We take aggressive measures to protect our members. Ultimately, Internet safety is a shared responsibility. We encourage everyone on the Internet to engage in smart Web practices."
i hope she loses personally, if you dont have the common sense to not meet someone that you dont know from myspace, you should be shot on the spot