Facebook Apologizes to Courtney Stodden for Banning Her Account

Entertainment Oct. 14, 2011 AT 3:40PM
Facebook Apologizes to Courtney Stodden for Banning Her Account Credit: Charlie Luciano/startraksphoto.com

Don't worry Mark Zuckerberg: Courtney Stodden has no hard feelings! 

Earlier this week Doug Hutchison's 17-year-old wife was banned from the social networking site for alleged "inappropriate sexual content." But friends of Stodden needn't worry: Facebook apologized and reinstated her account Thursday.

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"This page was removed in error and has been restored," Facebook said in a statement to E! News. "We apologize for any inconvenience caused." 

Stodden's mother Krista Keller told E! News she and her daughter were "happy that it was finally addressed" and hopes "maybe Facebook can look at the cyberbulling and do something more proactive." 

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"Putting a stop to cyber bullying is something Courtney is very involved in," her mother added. "She's happy something was done!" 

But neither Stodden nor her mother blame Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for temporarily deactivating her account. "We always felt it was happening in the lower level somewhere," Keller told E! News. "We have the utmost respect for Facebook and Mark!"

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Stodden's provocative poses have made headlines since her marriage in May to Hutchison, 51. She told Father Albert in July: "When I walk by women they call me slut... and you know what? It’s kind of funny, because if a women doesn't call me that when I walk by I think I need to go home and redo my hair because I don’t look as good as I did when they call me that."

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