Washington (ANI): Actor ' ex-lover Ashley Madison Myrick, who is an adult actress, has filed a lawsuit against an online dating site for the 'humiliation' she has endured over having the same name as the site. According to TMZ, Myrick filed court papers against dating site Ashley Madison, which promotes infidelity, in an attempt to force them to change their name.
The actress claims that the Web site AshleyMadisonbio.com is connected to the infidelity site and features her photo without permission. But the Web site has issued a counter-suit of 1 million dollars against the actress, stating in the suit, they don't even own the domain AshleyMadsionbio.com.
They further added that they have had the infamous 'Ashley Madison' name trademarked since 2002 whereas Myrick only adopted the moniker as a 'stage name' in 2005. The affair matchmakers are now suing the adult actress for using their trademark to 'inappropriately garner goodwill' to support her acting career. "The Defendant's public persona outside of her roles is negatively portrayed in the media," Fox News quoted the dating site's lawsuit as stating.
"In particular, the Defendant has been portrayed in the media as being, among other things, an egregious publicity-seeker, including reportedly acting in a heartless, inappropriate and insensitive manner at a family funeral of her famous one-time relationship partner, in order to promote herself to industry insiders also attending the funeral.
"Not only is her use of Ashley Madison as a stage name an attempt to inappropriately garner goodwill to support her acting career, but her public antics serve to dilute and depreciate the goodwill inherent in the Ashley Madison trade-marks," it added.