A former Forever 21 employee is experiencing a living nightmare. A "Jane Doe" is suing the company for "at least $2 million" after being filmed with a hidden camera in a work restroom. Sadly, it only gets worse from there.
Doe discovered the footage after learning it had been uploaded to "multiple pornographic website platforms."
Doe worked at the brand's Providence, Rhode Island location as a student in 2011, but didn't realize the footage existed until the conclusion of last year. Understandably, this has caused "extreme emotional damage," as Doe said in the federal New York complaint, according to WWD. She's accusing the brand of negligence and invasion of privacy.
Although no one's sure if Forever 21 knew about the camera, Doe still noted how the store's security measures were lacking.
"[The store] did not equip the employee locker room with any security system/security features to capture or keep a record of non-store employees and/or other unauthorized persons entering into the area designated as the employee locker room of the employee restroom," according to WWD.
The story is still developing, but hopefully the employee can reach a resolution with the store. An invasion of privacy like that is horrendous.
UPDATE: Forever 21 has provided the following statement to Revelist.
"Per our company policy, we are unable to comment on pending litigation, however we want to make it clear that Forever 21 takes the privacy of our team members extremely seriously. 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.”