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.”

Her attorney says Shoshana did not have a written agreement with Bliss. He wouldn’t say if she was paid for the gig, but believes she didn’t get everything she was promised. He refused to be more specific.

Rob Bliss and his “viral marketing agency” Rob Bliss Creative are responsible for other videos you might have seen shared ad nauseam on Facebook, including “Homeless Veteran Timelapse Transformation” and “Christmas Surprise Traffic Stop with Lowell Police.” The agency’s website says their work “can almost always be summed up as: fun, inclusive, hopeful.”

“10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” is maybe one of those things.


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