Second Settlement Reached In Ashley Madison Database Lawsuit

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A second settlement has been reached in the ongoing lawsuit from three ex-Ashley Madison users against several websites hosting searchable databases of the hacked user data.

The latest settlement in case John Doe et al. v. GoDaddy.com LLC et al. was reached last week with John Roe #2, the operator of www.ashleymadisoninvestigations.com.

The case was filed last month in the Arizona District Court by counsel to plaintiffs Konenburger Rosenfield.

Amazon Web Services and GoDaddy were also sued by the three unnamed Ashley Madison customers, who accused the companies of hosting personal information that was stolen from Ashley Madison.

Last week, the first settlement in the case was made with John Roe #1.

The monetary settlement was confirmed by counsel to the plaintiffs in the case, who said the online apology letter posted on adulterysearch.com was due to a “monetary settlement between John Roe #1 in the Arizona case and the three John Doe (anonymous) plaintiffs.”

And following last month’s settlement, another owner of a searchable Ashley Madison database, John Roe #2, also posted an apology onto the site AshleyMadisonInvestigation.

John Roe #2 also operated www.hackedashleymadison.com and www.ashleymadisoninvestigation.com.

The full apology reads:

Apology to Victims of the AshleyMadison.com Database Breach

We have reached a confidential monetary settlement with the plaintiffs in the case of John Doe et al. v. GoDaddy.com LLC et al., Case No. 2:15-cv–1768-DJH (D. Ariz) and, as part of that settlement, have agreed to cease all activities on this website. We at AshleyMadisonInvestigations.com are sincerely sorry for any misleading and confusing wording on our website indicating that we were hosting, searching, or taking any actions with respect to the personal information recently stolen as part of the Ashley Madison data breach. At no time did we access the stolen Ashley Madison data.

I implore any operators of other sites to reconsider their actions, and I will work to shut down those sites. If you have any information regarding a) the identity of any individual who operate any website that claims to disseminate any Ashley Madison data, b) anyone who maintains and Ashley Madison data, or c) anyone who has disseminated any Ashley Madison data, please contact AMvictims@KRInternetLaw.com. 

Again, AshleyMadisonInvestigations.com takes privacy rights very seriously and we apologize for any harm that our website has caused to people affected by the data breach. 

Thank You, and Have A great Day