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Lawsuit Claims Dating Websites Used Dead Soldier’s Photo

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Screen grab of PlentyofFish.com. (credit: PlentyofFish.com)

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DALLAS (AP) — Two dating websites are being sued for allegedly using a fallen soldier’s photo in their ads “Military Man Searching for Love.”

Army Lt. Peter Burks’ parents have sued PlentyofFish.com and True.com. They say his photo was used in ads without their permission.

True.com President Ruben Buell said Monday that he hasn’t seen the lawsuit.

The parents’ attorney says Burks’ photo was taken days before he was killed in Iraq in 2007. It’s on another website that provides supplies to troops.

Burks’ photo apparently was removed from the dating ads recently. But the lawsuit says the companies misled customers and commercially benefitted while hurting his family.

Burks’ parents filed the lawsuit Monday in Dallas, where True.com is based. PlentyofFish Media is based in Vancouver and didn’t immediately comment on the suit.

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