Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart Win Privacy Battle

New parents Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart have settled their lawsuit against Gawker Media.

The couple, who welcomed daughter Billie in March, filed the $1 million lawsuit after a personal video was poste d on one of the company's popular websites last year.

Neither side is talking, but the settlement is estimated to be in the low-six figures. The media company also agreed to remove the video from their sites.

Of the resolution, Gawker COO Gaby Darbyshire has released a statement saying, “Although we are confident that our use of the video on Gawker was protected fair use, because the posts already had been available to our readers for nearly a year, and because we already had won an important decision from the court striking large parts of the plaintiffs’ damages claims, we agreed to remove the posts as part of a global settlement to avoid the burden of further litigation."

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