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A bankruptcy filing this week means a St. Charles County woman who successfully sued the producers of "Girls Gone Wild" videos may never see her court ordered award.

GGW Brands filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Los Angeles Wednesday. The petition listed more than $16 million in disputed claims, including the nearly $6 million a judge awarded to Tamara Favazza in 2010.

Favazza had sued GGW subsidiaries Mantra Films and MRA Holding after she appeared in a "Girls Gone Wild" video. Favazza claimed that in 2004 someone working for the production company had lifted her tank top in front of the camera, and that she hadn't agreed to expose herself for the video. The incident happened at a downtown St. Louis bar.

Favazza’s lawyers are still battling to collect the judgement.
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