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Woman From That Viral Catcalling Video Is Suing Its Director For $500k

The subject of last October’s viral video about catcalling in New York City is suing its directors for “at least $500k,” reports TMZ. Shoshana Roberts, the woman who was filmed walking through the streets of NYC for 10 hours as men harassed her, has filed suit against director Rob Bliss and “anti-street harassment group” Hollaback! “for using her likeness to promote their agenda.”

TMZ also reports that Roberts is suing Google, YouTube, and T.G.I. Friday's — which released a parody video called "#AppCalling."

The Village Voice is also reporting on the story:

"It's frustrating when the nonprofit gets donations, and the director gets ad revenue, and I get people wanting to slit my throat."

That was Shoshana Roberts talking to the Voice back in May, around the six-month anniversary of the "Ten Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman" viral video. She says she got $200 for appearing in the video — and threats of sexual assault from cupcakes behind keyboards.

"I've auditioned for 'let's make a viral video' [projects] before," Roberts said then. "I didn't think it was going to go viral."


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