Forever Online: Retail Employee Sues When She Sees Herself on Internet Porn

Pervs are everywhere.

You’ve been reading about sexual predators in entertainment, congress, journalism, and academia. Now a former Forever 21 employee is suing the chain after hidden camera video of her using the employee bathroom showed up on the internet, according to Fox News.

The November 29 court documents state that the video has shown up on “multiple pornographic website platforms,” which is pretty much every woman’s worst nightmare in the age of easily concealed webcams. This woman worked at the  Forever 21 location in Providence Place Mall, Rhode Island, in 2011 while a college student. She learned about the video in December 2016.

Imagine having a retail job, utilizing the employee facilities as anyone would, graduating from school, and learning five years later that you were the unwitting subject of adult entertainment. She is suing the retailer for “extreme emotional damages” to the tune of $2 million.

The suit states that the store violated Rhode Island’s right to privacy law because they

“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.”

The mega fashion chain has not yet commented on the suit. It is not known if the person who placed the camera and distributed the film has been discovered or prosecuted.

We need to ask ourselves as a culture why there is a market for surreptitious bathroom pornography. The desire to sexualize the normal daily activities of women against their will speaks to a deeper issue inside the human spirit. It is being manifest in the multiple workplace sexual assault claims against powerful, well connected men that are finally coming to light.

Imagine how much more daily degradation is directed toward your average woman just going about her business.