Best Buy sued after Geek Squad employee uploads female customer’s nude photos online
You had one job, Geek Squad. Fix the computer and avoid scammin’ some nudes in the process. Now one woman is filing a lawsuit in Alabama after a Tuscaloosa Best Buy location’s employee allegedly couldn’t help himself.
Alabama’s WSFA reports:
“The seven-page civil lawsuit claims that in August 2011, the plaintiff, who also worked at the Best Buy on McFarland Avenue, brought her computer to the store and paid to have a problem with her hard drive fixed.
In May 2013, the plaintiff was notified by a co-worker that nude photos of her were circulating online. The lawsuit claims that a Geek Squad employee took the photos from the plaintiff’s computer, uploaded them to the Internet and also linked them on Pirate Bay.”
The photos belonged to a University of Alabama art student who used her feminine form for a class project.
The student claims that a coworker informed her of the breach of her privacy, which was probably a delightfully awkward conversation to have. “Hey, so, occasionally I troll the Internet for hot amateur content and I’m pretty sure I saw your labia. They’re everything I always thought they would be.”
The woman is suing for “invasion of privacy, outrageous conduct, breach of contract and negligent supervision and training,” which sums it up pretty well.