A woman from Texas, claiming that she was raped, beaten, and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a person that posed as a Facebook friend, has filed a lawsuit against the social media giant, accusing the site of knowing that minors are lured into the sex trade through Facebook.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe has filed a case in Harris County District Court on Monday. The defendants also include the already shuttered ads website Backpage.com and its founders.
As per the lawsuit, the woman was friended on Facebook in 2012 by a user who seemed to know many of her real-life friends. The man interacted with her and their interaction culminated into a grotesque state of affairs wherein Jane was trafficked in a sex trade.
There hasn’t been any official response from the social media giant yet. This has come at a time when Facebook is clobbered by one lawsuit after the other. Admittedly, it is a testing time for the social media firm, and it would be interesting to see how Facebook sails through the narrow.