Woman in St. Louis loses suit over Girls Gone Wild video

ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis jury has rejected a woman's claim that her reputation has been damaged after being filmed by "Girls Gone Wild."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the issue was whether or not the woman had consented to being filmed. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, was 20 when another woman pulled down her top in front of "Girls Gone Wild" cameras at a St. Louis bar.

Doe's lawyers argued that just because she was at an event where Girls Gone Wild was filming, doesn't mean she volunteered to disrobe.

According to the Post-Dispatch, the woman can be heard saying "no" in the original tape before another woman pulled down Doe's top.

Now married with two children, Doe filed suit in 2008 after a friend of her husband identified her in one of the videos.

The video, called "Girls Gone Wild: Sorority Orgy," features scenes at taverns and bars where photographers encourage women to flash their breasts to the camera.

But Doe says she didn't want to disrobe on camera. The jury disagreed.

According to the Post-Dispatch, jury foreman Tim O'Brien reported 11 of the 12 jurors rejected Doe's claim. In cases like this one, only nine jurors need to agree the verdict.

"Through her actions, she gave implied consent," O'Brien said. "She was really playing to the camera. She knew what she was doing."

Doe's lawyer argued that Doe never gave consent, evidenced by her saying "no" shortly before her top was pulled down.

"Other girls said it was OK. Not one other one said, 'No, no,'" said Stephen Evans, a St. Louis-area lawyer that represented Doe. "She is entitled to go out with friends and have a good time and not have her top pulled down and get that in a video."

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