Crunchyroll Resolves Class Action Lawsuit, Offers Compensation for Subscribers
Crunchyroll, a popular streaming service for East Asian media content, has settled a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court in Illinois. The lawsuit alleged that Crunchyroll had disclosed subscribers' personal information to third parties without proper consent. Initially denying the allegations, Crunchyroll ultimately chose to settle to avoid expenses and uncertainties. Subscribers who used Crunchyroll between September 8, 2020, and September 20, 2023, may be eligible for compensation. Crunchyroll is owned by Sony Group Corporation, and the settlement aims to avoid further legal battles. Deadlines for submissions are in November and December.