Just when it seemed I had finally received confirmation of the Storage Wars starlet’s sordid past, it turns out those nude pics were fake. In fact, they were so fake that Brandi Passante is suing to have them destroyed. As Reuters reported on Devil’s Night, Brandi “filed suit in U.S. District Court in Central California last week against Hunter Moore, former operator of the website Is Anyone Up, claiming that he published fake photos and video purporting to depict Passante in pornographic situations.”
Note to would-be porn-site moguls: if you’re going to post fake nudes of a semi-celebrity, tweeting them about it might not be such a good idea. The lawsuit reportedly states “Passante first became aware that there were fake porn images of her floating around on the web earlier this month, when she received a tweet reading, ‘Love the pics’ from Is Anyone Up’s Twitter account.” Y’see, the difference between semi-celebrities and actual famous people is that the former actually check their Twitter feeds…
But wait, there’s more. According to Reuters, “Moore later posted the video to porn-friendly website Fleshbot.com, the suit claims, adding that when users clicked on the video, a virus immediately began to download onto their computers.” Rumour has it the virus caused infected computers to overbid for items on EBay, with an annoying “Yuuup!” sound playing on their machines after each successful bid. Dave Hester could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, Passante is pulling no punches in her legal pursuit. She’s reportedly “seeking all available damages, plus attorney’s fees, and a judgment to impound and destroy and (sic) computers, servers or other equipment owned by Moore that contains the pictures and videos.” Gee, she couldn’t just confiscate those computers instead? I’m sure they’d look great in her store!