When Maryann Sahoury agreed to do an instructional breast-feeding video, she thought she was going to be helping out other mothers. To her horror, that tape was made into a pornographic movie. Yes. That's right. Porn.
Now she is suing the Meredith Coproration, a production company, for allowing what she thought was a beautiful thing into smut. And boy is that video trashy.
Sahoury was invited to do the video by her lactation consultant, who said it would appear on a popular parenting website Parents TV. She decided to do it "because she felt her own personal experience would be insightful and helpful to other first-time mothers who are considering breastfeeding," according to court papers.
She and she her 1-month-old daughter demonstrated breast-feeding techniques in the 2010 video created to help new mothers. But someone pirated the video and took portions of that footage and intermixed it with a pornographic clip. "It went from me talking, to a woman who looked like me having sex. It was just a full porn video, maybe six or seven minutes long," she told CBS New York.
Google-ling herself, many links to pornographic sites and videos popped up. The same happened when she typed in her little girl's name too. “It was terrifying,” she told The Associated Press.
The Meredith Corp was shocked too that someone had misused their video. Though Sahoury feels the company did not do enough to take the video down from the Internet once it was discovered. Plus, her lawsuit alleges she was promised her their last name would not appear but the Iowa-based company says Sahoury signed a release allowing them to use her image, voice, and name.
“Sometimes I want to crawl into bed and say, ‘God I wish it wasn’t me,’ but it was me for a reason,” she said. “I need to be as strong as I was when I made the video and say, look, I’m still supporting mothers everywhere, our rights to breast-feed wherever and whenever we want and not be exploited by major corporations or any kind of perverts.” AMEN SISTER
This story is just sad proof that nothing is safe or sacred anymore. What kind of a pervert turns nursing a baby into something to masturbate to. Totally sick.
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Do you think this mom deserves money for what she's been through?