Judge Rules Suicide Girls Model Contracts Void, Invalid

Anne Winter
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that contract terms binding Suicide Girls models to exclusivity are overly broad, and all are now considered void.

Models who signed contacts with SuicideGirls parent company S.G. Services Inc. were forbidden from modeling for any competing websites while under contract and for two years following the contracts' end. However, the definition of what S.G. Services considered competition was never properly defined.

S.G. Services reportedly has filed lawsuits against several single girl personality websites, including softcore alt-porn website GodsGirls.com, claiming they are competing sites, and threatened its models with lawsuits and removal from SuicideGirls.com for doing any work outside of the site, even for noncompetitive projects.

However, a Los Angeles judge has ruled in favor of God's Girls, which argued that S.G. Services' contracts were too broad to legally bind its models from doing outside modeling work.

The ruling formally states that "each and every version" of S.G. Services model releases is void and invalid as a matter of law, and the company can no longer threaten with lawsuits the various sites, models and photographers it has been in the past years.

A call to Suicide Girls PR contact Missy Suicide remained unanswered at press time.

The official ruling can be viewed here.

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