Fox 29 anchor Karen Hepp has filed a bombshell of a lawsuit against Facebook, Reddit, XNXX, Imgur, Giphy and 10 other sites after a photo of her was used in advertisements for dating apps and erectile dysfunction as well as on a pornography site.
The lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia’s federal court on Wednesday.
Hepp, who lives in Merion Station on the Main Line, says in the lawsuit that she first learned her image was being used without her permission on the various sites when her co-workers and managers at Fox 29 alerted her to it.
According to the suit, the photo was used in an ad that appeared on Facebook for a dating site that encouraged users to click to “meet and chat with single women.”
On Imgur, a photo-sharing site that reportedly has some 300 million users, the same image of Hepp appears in a section labeled “milf” — we’re assuming you know what “milf” means — where it has more than 11,000 views.
As for Reddit, the social media aggregation site, Hepp’s photo is in the subreddit r/obsf, an abbreviation for “older but still f***able,” according to the lawsuit.
It gets worse.
Somebody took the Hepp photo and turned it into an animated GIF — which appears on the animated-GIF site Giphy — showing a man masturbating behind Hepp.
According to the suit, the photo was also used in an ad for erectile dysfunction as well as on a pornography site.
Hepp says in the suit that she’s not exactly sure where the photo in question came from, but the suit narrows it down to an unknown convenience store in New York City. The suit alleges that the photo was taken without her permission.
She’s asking that the court order the sites in question to immediately remove her photo. The suit also demands compensatory damages of more than $10 million.