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Former Employee Sues Forever 21 For $2M Over Hidden Camera In Bathroom
By Izza Sofia, 05 Dec 2017
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Forever 21 is facing a US$2 million lawsuit from a former employee for “extreme emotional damages” after she was allegedly filmed in an employee bathroom.
The ex-staff member, identified only as Jane Doe, accused Forever 21 of “negligence and invasion of privacy.”
According to Doe, she was videotaped on a hidden camera and the video footage of her has made its way onto “multiple pornographic website platforms,” which she discovered last year.
“Doe is holding Forever 21 liable for negligently and recklessly allowing a person(s), whose identity is unknown to plaintiff, to enter the employee locker room and the employee restroom, located in the store of Providence, Rhode Island,” as stated in the lawsuit.
In the complaint, Doe claims neither the employee locker room nor the restroom were equipped with a security system, which would allow anyone to install a hidden camera.
The complaint also states that Forever 21 did not “keep a record of non-store employees and/or other unauthorised persons entering into the area designated as the employee locker room or the employee restroom.”
A spokesperson for Forever 21 refused to comment on the pending lawsuit. She told WWD, “We want to make it clear that Forever 21 takes the privacy of our team members extremely seriously.”
She added, “We have zero tolerance for any type of inappropriate behavior, and we are committed to making Forever 21 a safe space for all employees, without exception. We have been actively investigating this matter, which has involved law enforcement, our legal team, and national investigation teams. We are committed to our employees and will continue to search out those responsible for this heinous act.”
[via News.com.au and WWD, opening image via TungCheung / Shutterstock.com]
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