August 22, 2022
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
No. 22-15103, 22-15104
* Court Acceptance Pending

CHILD USA, together with non-profits and law firms dedicated to victim advocacy, wrote this amicus brief urging the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm the District Court’s denial of Twitter’s Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ sex trafficking claims and to allow these claims to prevail. The brief argues that the case fits squarely into the language of a provision of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) that allows victims to bring a civil claim against a third-party that knowingly profits from their trafficking. Twitter has repeatedly been notified of illegal content on its platform and not only failed to remove it but also profited from its proliferation on their platform and so they must be held appropriately accountable. 44.-08-11-2022-RAINN_CHILDUSA