Mom sues as breastfeeding video turns porn

A US woman is suing after the breastfeeding instructional video she made with her month-old daughter was combined with pornographic footage and posted online.

“It was terrifying,” said MaryAnn Sahoury, who said she had seen an opportunity to help women who had trouble getting their babies to nurse.

Last week, a federal judge in New Jersey ruled that a lawsuit Sahoury filed against Meredith Corp., a media and marketing company that shot and produced the video for Parents TV, could proceed.

The lawsuit claims Sahoury was verbally assured her full name would not be used in the video; instead, it displayed Sahoury’s full name on screen, the suit said. Meredith claims Sahoury signed a release allowing the company to use her “image, voice and name.”

“While Meredith is not responsible for this,” the company said in a statement, “we deeply regret that this has occurred to Sahoury and her family.” Sahoury had trouble nursing and used a lactation consultant, who asked her if she wanted to appear in an instructional video to talk about her experiences and demonstrate nursing techniques.

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