T.G.I. Friday's, Google, Youtube named in suit filed by "Catcalling" video girl

TMZ and NY Post reports that Shoshana Roberts, the woman who was catcalled in a video that got over 40 million views has now filed suit for $500,000. "It's frustrating when the nonprofit gets donations, and the director gets ad revenue, and I get people wanting to slit my throat.".

Roberts filed suit against director Rob Bliss and Hollaback! - the anti-street harassment group - for using her likeness to promote their agenda. She's also named T.G.I. Friday's who parodied the the catcall vid for one of its ads, as well as Google and Youtube.

Roberts still prominently displays a link to the on her professional website.

Client: TGI Fridays

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David Felton's picture

Who thought this was a good idea? It's so tacky. Hashtag #AppCalling? App as in appetiser, not app as in application? It's both confusing AND tacky.