Former Miss West Virginia, Allison Williams, Files Suit Against Defendants Responsible For Falsely Claiming She Participated In Internet S@x Video
MORGANTOWN, WV (March 23, 2005) -- Miss West Virginia 2003, Allison Williams is fighting back. Ms. Williams filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, Clarkburg against 59 defendants seeking damages and injunctive relief against those she alleges are responsible for selling a video on the internet, which they falsely sold as depicting a former "Miss West Virginia." The defendants are located in the United States, Australia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Canada, and South Africa.
Ms. Williams discovered the defamatory videos during her first weeks of law school at the West Virginia University College of Law as she was searching the Internet for a favorable newspaper article to give her mother. Ms. Williams retained the law firm of Jackson Kelly PLLC in October 2004 to assist her in getting the offending materials removed from the pornographic websites. Her legal team at Jackson Kelly, led by Stephen LaCagnin, Andrew Wright and Woodrow Turner, has been investigating the offenders and filed this lawsuit last week. Mr. Wright stated, "We hope that this lawsuit will assist Ms. Williams in her efforts to vindicate herself. Aside from that, we will let the court proceedings speak for themselves."