Brandi Passante Suit: ‘Storage Wars’ Star Wins Porn Video, Nude Photo Lawsuit Against Hunter Moore Of ‘Is Anyone Up?’

Hunter Moore, owner of “Is Anyone Up?” website, thought he had found a treasure of his own after discovering nude photos and video that bared a striking resemblance to “Storage Wars” star Brandi Passante. Unfortunately for Moore, the footage was proved inauthentic during a recent lawsuit in which the A&E reality star walked away from a winner last week.

Moore, who was sued by Passante, a storage locker treasure hunter, for distributing what she claimed were fake pornographic images and footage of her online, was ordered to pay $750 by Judge James. V Selna of U.S. District Court in central Calif. Friday. According to The Wrap, Passante originally sued the website creator for $2.5 million seeking damages for false designation of origin, defamation, false light invasion of privacy and disparagement.

In addition to the millions in actual and exemplary damages, the reality star was also seeking $5,250 in statutory charges. The judge only awarded Passante $750 due to what was reportedly considered “a lack of evidentiary support” and “no support” for the calculation of damages. While her monetary victory was noticeably smaller than requested, the judge also awarded Moore to finance Passante’s attorney’s fees. Following the suit, Passante was granted a permanent injunction against Moore, forcing him to remove the alleged look-a-like content from the site.

According to a report from Starcasm, Passante discovered the pornographic images after Moore sent the mother of two the link to his website in Oct. 2012 with the message, “Love the pics [sic]”. The original court documents claimed Passante was suing for “anxiety, loss of sleep and physical illness" due to the distribution of the porn which was also allegedly shared on Fleshbot and Tumblr.

“Passante looked at the referenced website and was horrified, hurt and ashamed to see images of someone portraying her in pornographic video. And associated images,” said the lawsuit. “Passante never made any such video, has never had any contact with Mr. Moore and did not send him sexual images. Moore fabricated the video for the purpose of trading on Passante’s fame and celebrity to draw traffic to his site.”

This isn’t the first time a “Storage Wars” lawsuit has surfaced. A former star of the show, Dave Hester, lost his lawsuit against the show's network in March. Hester, who accused the show’s producers of unfair business practices and allegedly planting valuable merchandise in storage facilities, was refused an injunction against the show after a judge deemed his testimony unpersuasive.

“Storage Wars” airs Monday’s on A&E at 9 p.m. ET.

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