Former Student Sues Retail Chain After Video Appears On Porn Site

By Paul Edward Parker
The Providence Journal, R.I.

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The lawsuit says that Forever 21 maintained an employee locker room behind the cash register. Inside that locker room was a unisex restroom for use by one person at a time. The suit says the store took no steps to secure the locker room and restroom.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.

A former Providence College student who says she found video of herself on pornographic websites is suing Forever 21, saying the clothing retail chain did not prevent someone from installing a camera in an employee bathroom at the chain’s store in Providence Place mall, according to documents filed in the case.

The former student, who is not identified in the lawsuit, says in a filing that she “is one of what she believes to be many women who have been videotaped and sexually harassed by” Forever 21. “It is reasonable to conclude that other female employees were also surreptitiously filmed in different stages of undress and published for the world to see on various pornographic websites.”

The woman, who seeks $2 million in damages on each of two claims in the lawsuit, said she worked at the store while she was a PC student in 2011, according to her suit. She filed under the pseudonym “Jane Doe” to protect herself from further embarrassment, according to a request filed with the court to allow the lawsuit to go forward without her true name attached to it. She filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

The lawsuit says she was a resident of Suffolk County, New York, while she was a student at PC and working at Forever 21 in Providence Place from March to August 2011. On Dec. 9, 2016, she was alerted to the fact that video of her was published on multiple pornographic websites, the suit says.

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