*Uh boy. You have to wonder sometimes: What is it going to take for some of us to get it through our heads that if we don’t want to live with the threat of our intimate photos and videos being put on blast, there’s only one solution: stop posing for them.
Or at least make sure we have personally erased them from the phone before we trade it in!
Too bad one Los Angeles woman neglected to do this. Now she has put her humiliation aside long enough to file a lawsuit; in which she claims a Sprint employee found two pictures of her engaged in sex and used the Facebook app on her phone to upload them; making them visible to her family, friends and co-workers.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress and identity theft. It was filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
S. Mohammad Kazerouni, the attorney for the woman, who is only identified in papers as J. Johnson says, “It was very embarrassing, shocking, traumatizing” for her, and continues, “I think it’s disgusting. I can’t fathom why someone would want to put up intimate pictures of someone they’ve never met on their Facebook page.”
Sprint said it is looking into the allegations.
“Protecting customer privacy is of the utmost importance to Sprint. We take these matters very seriously,” Sprint spokeswoman Stephanie Vinge Walsh said. “We intend to fully investigate this matter.”
Kazerouni also filed a lawsuit against Sprint on behalf of the man in the photos, identified in court papers only as D. Green.
There is much more to this unfortunate story. To read it, go to the Los Angeles Times.