Court documents show that Narajoa Ltd., the owners of KinkyGFS.com and SickBucks.com, along with NetBilling, WhoIs Guard Protected, WhoIs Privacy Protection Service, SegPay, Moniker Privacy Services, Jettis.com and its subsidiary 365Billing, have all been dismissed from the case without prejudice.
Kathy Weston, the attorney for the plaintiff said that individuals came forward with credible information demonstrating that the companies were victimized by an unrelated third party's actions, which gave the false impression that they were involved in the underlying misconduct.
“Had we been aware of this information before, we would not have named them in the complaint. We are not interested in punishing innocent parties in this case." Weston said.
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Doe who was allegedly photographed by an ex-boyfriend while engaging in sex when she was still a minor.
According to the complaint, the image was initially uploaded to a message board and later picked up by numerous other websites and affiliates.
Two other defendants, ExposedExGFS and Nathaniel Fry have not been dismissed from the suit. According to the suit, filed at U.S. District Court in Orlando, Fry was allegedly involved in shooting the sexually explicit photos.
According to the suit, Doe met Fry on MySpace.com and communicated through AOL Instant Messenger with him. She later traveled from her home in Seminole County, Fla., to his home to Sacramento, where the alleged photos were shot.
Fry, who was 18 at the time, took the photos of Doe performing oral sex on him. Prior to the sex act, Fry wrote the date "4/1/07" on his hand, which was later seen in the photographs.
"Plaintiff took a nap and awakened to find that Fry had uploaded the photos to [a] section on 4chan.org and that was, at the time, laughing and exchanging comments," the suit said.
Later, Doe's co-workers viewed the photos on numerous websites. They told Doe that they saw her in poses on SeeMyGF.com, which subsequently removed the photographs.