By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 10, 2012 10:10 AM EDT
Maryann Sahoury had agreed to show herself breast-feeding in an instructional video for educational purposes. However, she found herself in quite the different situation, as the footage was turned into pornography.
Upon the birth of her daughter in December of 2009, Sahoury had been having severe nursing troubles and sought the advice of a lactation consultant. The very next month, the mother was asked by the specialist if she would be willing to appear in an instructional video to demonstrate nursing techniques; in which she obliged.
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Originally composed in order to help other mothers with similar child feeding woes, the video was surprisingly spliced with porn and posted all over the internet.
After randomly Googling herself, Sahoury shockingly found several links to porn sites and videos containing her name. Once she clicked on one, a woman with "similar features and stature" partaking in sexual acts appeared. To add insult to injury, she even found the same results when searching her daughter's name.
According to the Associated Press, the mother had the following to say upon finding out about the unideal situation:
"It was terrifying," said Sahoury.
A New Jersey federal court judge had ruled last week that a lawsuit Sahoury had previously filed against Meredith Corporation, an Iowa media and marketing company that produced the video for Parents TV, could continue.
"I didn't get paid to do this. I didn't want to be some sort of celebrity. I did this to help other moms," claimed Sahoury, also according to the online news site.
"Sometimes I want to crawl into bed and say, 'God I wish it wasn't me,' but it was me for a reason," she said. "I need to be as strong as I was when I made the video and say, look, I'm still supporting mothers everywhere, our rights to breast-feed wherever and whenever we want and not be exploited by major corporations or any kind of perverts," she continued.
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