Two Dating Websites Sued Over Soldier's Photo In Ads

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Two dating websites are being sued for allegedly using a fallen soldier's photo in their ads "Military Men Searching for Love."

The parents of Army Lt. Peter Burks have sued and They say his photo was used in ads without their permission.

Neither website immediately returned calls seeking comment Monday.

The parents' attorney says Burks' photo was taken days before he was killed in Iraq in 2007. It's on another website that provides supplies to troops.

Burks' photo apparently was removed from the dating ads recently. But the lawsuit says the companies misled customers and commercially benefitted while hurting his family.

Burks' parents filed the lawsuit Monday in Dallas. That's where True Beginnings, the parent company of, is based. PlentyofFish Media is based in Vancouver.

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