It will never be as memorable as A Civil Action, The Verdict or My Cousin Vinny. But there’s no denying that by suing IMDb, 41-year-old actress Huong Huang (a.k.a. Junie Hoang) has cleverly cast herself in the best lead role of her career.
Per a THR Esq. report by guest contributor (and attorney) Venkat Balasubramani, all sorts of fun testimony transpired Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest courtesy of Huang, her agent and IMDb’s customer service manager. And… if folks at a certain other I-acronym organization are paying attention, more real-life drama may be in the plaintiff’s future:
Hoang emphasized that her income decreased following IMDb’s display of her true birthdate. She testified that she amended her tax returns and that the amounts of money disclosed in tax filings did not present the full extent of her income.
Without a doubt, the strangest courtroom moment during Day Two involved a question about the once-upon-a-time connection between Huang’s rep and O.J. Simpson. Where’s Al Pacino’s shrieking Baltimore attorney character when you need him? Read the full THR coverage here.
Update – 04/11/13: Hoang’s courtroom drama has turned out to be short-lived. Today, per another THR Esq. dispatch, the jury sided with IMDb.[Photo courtesy juniehoang.com]