A woman who filed a lawsuit against creators of Girls Gone Wild in 2008 has won nearly $6 million after the court sided with her claims that she was exploited in the American porn franchise video.

In a retrial set at St. Louis Circuit Court in Missouri, Tamara Favazza was awarded $5.77 million in damages, for the non-consensual use of her pictures in the DVD.  According to the Daily Mail, the compensation includes $1.5 million in punitive damages, and accounts for past and future sales of the DVD.

Mantra Films Inc. and sister company MRA Holdings are now seeking to appeal the verdict which was issued March 5, the Associated Press reported.

Records showed that Favazza, who was then a 20-year old college student, flashed her bare chest to the video crew at the Rum Jungle, a nightclub she attended in 2004. Upon learning of her appearance in the video from a friend of her husband, Favazza filed a lawsuit against the producers of the series, claiming that the footage was taken without her consent.

At the time of filing her suit, Favazza, who then went by the name of Jane Doe, claimed that she had no intention of exposing at the party and that someone had lifted her top while the GGW video crew was filming. Favazza who is 26, and married with two children, said that the video damaged her reputation, the AP said.

In the first trial set in 2010, the franchise producers pointed out that the party revelers were notified of the filming as signs were posted throughout the bar. Favazza alleged that she was completely unaware of those signs and her allegations were overruled in favor of GGW, the report said.

 Throughout her actions, she gave implied consent. She was really playing to the camera. She knew what she was doing, Patrick O'Brian, a foreman of the jury, said after the verdict was given, the St. Louis website reported.

However, a retrial set months later resulted in the jury siding with Favazza after it was discovered she had stated her unwillingness to expose at the time her top was being lifted, the AP said.

David Dalton was said to have withdrawn his role as defense attorney for GCW in January.  According to The St. Louis website, Dalton is said to be back as defense counsel.