Female sues hotel for secret shower cam during bar exam

A woman is suing Hilton Worldwide for $100 million saying that she was filmed naked in the shower by a hidden camera while a hotel guest — in footage uploaded with her name onto multiple porn sites.

The unnamed plaintiff sued the hotel giant for negligence citing “severe and permanent psychological injuries,” “severe mental anguish, emotional distress and other damages” such as medical expenses and loss of earnings.

The woman was a guest at a Hampton Inn and Suites hotel in Albany, the capital of New York state, in July 2015 while taking a bar exam after graduating from law school.

She was recorded, fully nude, while taking a shower by a hidden video camera, the 19-page lawsuit claims.

SOURCE: US woman sues Hilton for $100M over nude shower video. Agence France-Presse / 07:51 AM December 06, 2018. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1060518/us-woman-sues-hilton-for-100m-over-nude-shower-video#ixzz5YuJ5Bx7r. Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
A woman has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Hilton Worldwide, claiming a hotel employee secretly recorded her while she was naked in the shower and tried to blackmail her after posting the video to more than a dozen pornographic websites.

The Chicago woman, identified in court documents only as "Jane Doe," had just graduated from law school in 2015 and was staying at a Hampton Inn and Suites in Albany, New York, to take the New York bar exam when she was recorded by a hidden camera in her room's bathroom, a lawsuit says.
"When you enter a hotel room, you have an expectation of privacy and safety. In my case, both of these things were stolen from me. What happened to me is an incredible violation and should be treated as a sex crime," the woman said in a statement through her attorney.

She wasn't aware that she had been recorded until September when the footage was uploaded to a pornographic website with her full name and she began receiving emails from someone demanding more images of her, according to the lawsuit.

SOURCE: Chris Boyette and Nicole Chavez, CNN (2018). A woman is suing Hilton for $100M, claiming she was secretly filmed in the shower and blackmailed. Updated 1546 GMT (2346 HKT) December 5, 2018. https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/05/us/hilton-worldwide-hotel-hidden-camera-lawsuit/index.html