Dallas Family Sues Virgin Mobile Over Teen's Photo in Ad

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS -- Alison Chang's family isn't happy the Dallas teen is featured in Virgin Mobile's ads in Australia.

The family of the 16-year-old is suing Virgin Mobile USA, its Australian counterpart and others.

A picture of Alison that was posted on the Flickr photo sharing Web site is used in a Virgin Mobile Australia ad campaign. A tag line on the ad says "Free text virgin to virgin."

The family accuses the companies of libel and invasion of privacy.

Virgin Mobile Australia says the Flickr photo isn't protected by copyright and fits with the company's image. Virgin Mobile USA is asking to be removed from the suit, saying it has nothing to do with the ads.

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