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Brazilian singer and actress Xuxa Meneghle has lost an eight-year battle with Google in which she tried to remove her name from searches for a pedophile film she made in Brazil when she was 19.
Xuxa, who has dated the likes of John Kennedy Jr and former Brazilian soccer player Pele, had been fighting with Google to get them to remove the term 'Xuxa Pedophile' from its search engine.
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After a lengthy battle, Brazil's Supreme Court has now ruled that the 55-year-old cannot move forward with a new claim against tech giant.
The court found that Google had the right to link to content that is public and it should not have to remove her name from the 'Xuxa Pedophile' search term.
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That particular search term brings up images from the 1982 film 'Love Strange Love' in which Xuxa's character seduced a 12-year-old boy.
She had to film controversial scenes lying on top of the young actor, as well as kissing and touching him. The scenes have resulted in the film being linked to pedophilia.
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'Search providers perform their searches within a virtual universe, whose access is public and unrestricted, ie, its role is limited to the identification of web pages where certain data or information, even if illegal, are being freely made available,' the judgement in favor of Google read.
'Thus, although the search engine facilitate access and the consequent dissemination of pages whose content is potentially illegal, these pages are public as parts of the world wide web and therefore appear as results of the research sites.'
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