Moaning model to sue anonymously

May 19, 2008 2:31:07 PM PDT
A Manhattan judge says a model may remain anonymous while suing a jewelry company for showing a video in which she writhes and moans suggestively on a bed. State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich says publicly revealing the woman's name would only make her more uncomfortable and "perhaps deter her from litigating the matter."

The judge says the video attracted more than 700,000 Internet viewers before it was removed Jan. 17.

The 37-year-old woman says in her $5 million lawsuit against Szul Jewelry Inc. that she did not consent to the use of her image "to simulate a female having an orgasm."

The married graduate student in elementary education was paid $200 for the ad.

A lawyer for Szul did not immediately return a call for comment on Monday.