The 26-year-old woman sued the publishers of Girls Gone Wild, Mantra Films, for US$5 million. In the lawsuit, she claimed that she had not given consent to show her breasts to the Girls Gone Wild cameraman — the original video even has her saying “no” repeatedly. Then her top was pulled down by another patron at the bar, where the act was caught on film and later published in the GIRLS GONE WILD: SORORITY ORGY video. She didn’t know that she was in the video until one of her husband’s friends called to point it out a few years later.
All of this took place in May 2004, while a then 20-year-old “Jane Doe” was dancing on the bar at the (now defunct) Rum Jungle at Laclede’s Landing in St Louis, Missouri. The lawsuit was suing for damage to her reputation to the now mother of 2, and was originally filed in 2008. Can you believe it took two years for this thing to get to trial?