​Girls Gone Wild Loses $5.8 Million Verdict

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April 29, 2012

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While a St Louis woman won a lawsuit against the makers of the “Girls Gone Wild” DVDs, the company now seeks to overturn the $5.8 million verdict.

The woman claims she was recorded without her consent or permission.

St. Louis Circuit Judge John Garvey sided with Tamara Favazza in her suit against Mantra Films Inc. and MRA Holdings LLC, awarding her $5.77 million.

She was a 20-year-old college student in 2005 when someone lifted her tank top during a party at a St. Louis bar, exposing her breasts, as another person filmed it.

Favazza was filmed at a bar then known as the “Rum Jungle” near the St. Louis riverfront.

She was later horrified when it was learned that she was featured in the “Girls Gone Wild Sorority Orgy” DVD series.

Favazza, now a 26-year-old wife and mother, claimed that didn’t even know she was in the video until a friend of her husband pointed it out.

She contacted a lawyer and filed the lawsuit against the company within days.