Cecilia Barnes, in her lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County, claims a former boyfriend posted photos of her, as well as profiles that include an address and phone number, without her consent.
Further, the ex-boyfriend engaged in online discussions in Yahoo chat rooms, posing as Barnes and directing men to the profiles, the suit said.
As a result, “unknown men would arrive without warning at plaintiff's work expecting to engage in sexual relations with her," the suit claimed.
The 48-year-old Barnes, claiming damages of $3 million, sent Yahoo a letter in January saying she did not create the profiles and wanted them removed.
Attempts to get Yahoo to remove them in February and March failed to prompt a response, the suit said.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo did not return calls to XBiz for comment on the matter.