Tara Madden is a 25-year-old porn movie actress who uses the stage name Syvette Wimberly when starring in films like 'Anal Camera 19.' While Madden's professional alias is catchy and distinctive, the name is identical to that of a former Texas high school pal of the X-rated performer. 

As a result, Kristen Syvette Wimberly, 25, has filed a lawsuit against Madden and the porn distributor Vivid Entertainment for the misappropriation of her name. In a complaint filed, Wimberly notes that she and Madden became friends after meeting at the beginning of ninth grade in Kingwood, Texas. That friendship, however, 'ended due to conflict,' according to the lawsuit, a copy of which you'll find below:

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Should this woman win her lawsuit against the porn star who stole her name?
Tara Madden is a 25-year-old porn movie actress who uses the stage name Syvette Wimberly when starring in films like `Anal Camera 19.` While Madden`s professional alias is catchy and distinctive, the name is identical to that of a former Texas high school pal of the X-rated performer.

As a result, Kristen Syvette Wimberly, 25, has filed a lawsuit against Madden and the porn distributor Vivid Entertainment for the misappropriation of her name. In a complaint filed, Wimberly notes that she and Madden became friends after meeting at the beginning of ninth grade in Kingwood, Texas. That friendship, however, `ended due to conflict,` according to the lawsuit, a copy of which you`ll find below:

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14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/7/07 - 11:24:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. If she used it for any other purpose, like romance novel author or something, it might be ok. But this, stealing someone's name and then using it in cinema for adult viewing, NOT COOL.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 2:51:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, the whore stole her name.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 2:53:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
i don't think it's 'name theft' unless you try to copy the whole identity. Otherwise it's just picking a name that matches someone else.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 5:28:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/8/2007 2:53:12 PM glennh70 wrote:
i don't think it's 'name theft' unless you try to copy the whole identity. Otherwise it's just picking a name that matches someone else.

That's what I think - it was a bitchy thing to do, but there are tons of people in the world with the same name. So technically someone can name themselves anything they want.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/8/07 - 5:29:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, because it's not like people copyright their names. Grow up and get over it.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 2:12:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, they're all just a bunch of stupid whores.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 2:17:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/8/2007 5:29:35 PM Cryndigo wrote:
No, because it's not like people copyright their names. Grow up and get over it.

tell that to walt disney
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 2:29:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wonder if Carmen Electra will sue Tera Patrick now.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/11/07 - 2:36:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/8/2007 5:28:22 PM KikiPeepers wrote:
On 7/8/2007 2:53:12 PM glennh70 wrote: i don't think it's 'name theft' unless you try to copy the whole identity. Otherwise it's just picking a name that matches someone else. That's what I think - it was a bitchy thing to do, but there are tons of people in the world with the same name. So technically someone can name themselves anything they want.

There aren't always tons of people in the world with the same name. According to some source, I'm the only person in America with my name. I've only heard of one other person ever with the same name - and she's dead.

I don't know exactly if this lady can get away with suing, but I'd be incredibly upset if someone took my name on purpose without my permission.

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 5:10:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
She's just using it as her stage name, I don't see whats wrong with it.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/16/07 - 5:13:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it was just some coincidence, I dont think she should win the suit, but by the fact that they knew each other, and she knowingly stole her name, yes, I think she should win it.
14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/24/07 - 6:00:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, you don't own a name....
ridiculous....

next please

14 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/24/07 - 7:06:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Tara Madden sounds cinema for adult viewingo enough to me. I don't know why she just didn't use her own name.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/29/07 - 7:10:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think she should
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/29/07 - 10:50:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's a bitchy thing to do. But she didn't do anything illegal, and she's not actually trying to pass herself off as that other girl, so it's hard to see how she'd be able to win.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/29/07 - 11:14:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 7/16/2007 5:13:25 PM superdave22 wrote:
If it was just some coincidence, I dont think she should win the suit, but by the fact that they knew each other, and she knowingly stole her name, yes, I think she should win it.

Yeah, I agree. She didn't name her child after her, or a character in a screenplay, or her dog, or a goldfish. She is using it as her stage name as a cinema for adult viewing star.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/29/07 - 11:14:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/29/2007 11:14:05 AM IRLIteach wrote:
On 7/16/2007 5:13:25 PM superdave22 wrote: If it was just some coincidence, I dont think she should win the suit, but by the fact that they knew each other, and she knowingly stole her name, yes, I think she should win it. Yeah, I agree. She didn't name her child after her, or a character in a screenplay, or her dog, or a goldfish. She is using it as her stage name as a cinema for adult viewing star.

so what? I mean in legal terms..

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 8/29/07 - 11:26:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
I wouldn't want someoen to use my name in a cinema for adult viewing movie
and I don;t care how big his thing is
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 8/30/07 - 5:24:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/29/2007 11:14:57 AM glennh70 wrote:
so what? I mean in legal terms..

I don't know the legal term. Misrepresentation? Slander? It's something short of, but akin to identity theft.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 9/25/07 - 8:27:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
HAHAHAH!!! THATS HALARIOUS!!!
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 9/26/07 - 6:27:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/30/2007 5:24:43 AM IRLITeach wrote:
On 8/29/2007 11:14:57 AM glennh70 wrote: so what? I mean in legal terms.. I don't know the legal term. Misrepresentation? Slander? It's something short of, but akin to identity theft.

While she's not actually pretending to be that person, it's hard to make any of that stick.

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/9/07 - 11:34:03 AM EST (GMT-5)
The cinema for adult viewing star should have to change her name, or better still get a proper fricking job, but she shouldn't have to pay any fines or anything.
14 yrs ago - Wednesday 4/30/08 - 10:09:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
I would say it was fine if they hadn't known each other... it sounds like the other girl intentionally took her name.



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