Bloomberg Law
Jan. 15, 2020, 8:06 PM

Vimeo Beats Suit by ‘Former Homosexual’ Over Deleted Videos

Jacklyn Wille
Jacklyn Wille
Legal Reporter

Vimeo Inc. defeated a lawsuit by a self-described “former homosexual” who accused the video hosting website of discrimination after it removed his videos discussing sexual orientation conversion efforts, according to a Wednesday ruling by the Southern District of New York.

James Domen’s lawsuit, which raised discrimination claims under New York and California law, is preempted by the federal Communications Decency Act, Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron ruled. Vimeo has immunity under the act as both a publisher and an entity authorized to police content, Aaron said.

Domen is the president and founder of Church United, a religious nonprofit organization ...