the bombshell lawsuit involving video use in one of the "girls gone wild" movies. The plaintiff was 14 when the video was shot. Her case began in 2004. But now, the georgia state supreme court will be... See More
the bombshell lawsuit involving video use in one of the "girls gone wild" movies. The plaintiff was 14 when the video was shot. Her case began in 2004. But now, the georgia state supreme court will be taking it up. Linsey davis is here with the latest on that. Good morning, linsey. Reporter: Good morning, george. Lindsay boyd was a teenager when she let a videographer shoot her flashing him. But that has gone to a "girls gone wild" film. Now, after fighting the company that bought her video, early next month, she'll finally have her day in court. This is the image that lindsay boyd says ruined her reputation and her life. A single frame of video that turned a teenage girl into a topless cover model. A stupid split-second decision that you make can follow you around the rest of your life. Reporter: Lindsey boyd was just 14 when she was approached by two men with a video camera during a spring break trip to florida. I don't really remember what they said. But I flashed them. Reporter: Those few seconds of video were later sold to the makers of this "girls gone wild" video, with her face plastered right on the cover. They didn't have big equipment with them or "girls gone wild" t-shirts. Reporter: Boyd says she didn't find out until high school. Teachers knew about it. Coaches knew about it. It was devastating. Reporter: In 2004, she sued the makers of the video, arguing her image was used for commercial purposes without her consent. She bared her breasts for some men. And unbeknownst to her, she never dreamed that -- or didn't dream it would be used for -- in "girls gone wild." Reporter: The suit has been tied up in knots ever since. Moving between state and federal court. In part, lawyers say, because georgia law isn't clear on whether she even has a case. What the defendants are arguing is that she can't later claim oh, her right of privacy was somehow violated because she, in fact, consented to do this in a public arena. Reporter: But now, after years of legal wrangling, boyd's suit will finally be heard november 5th in georgia's supreme court. Whether boyd will have the right to sue over a teenage mistake. What people say and think, it's forever. Reporter: Just 14. The defendant's mra holding said they purchased the footage from an independent third party and believe that boyd doesn't have a leg to stand on. A long time coming. Thanks so much.
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