Veteran Hollywood Crewman Hid Cameras On Set To Creep On Women
An assistant director who worked on films like Insurgent and Pirates of the Caribbean is accused of using hidden cameras to film numerous women as they changed clothes or used the bathroom. Assistant director Kevin Thomas Roy has been charged with hiding cameras in bathrooms, trailers, hotel rooms and his house, all with the intention of sneakily filming women as they changed, Jezebel reports. Roy has worked on dozens of films and TV shows, according to his IMDB, and a search warrant from the L.A. County District Attorney's Office indicates Roy had collected hundreds of photos and dozens of videos of women who had no idea they were being filmed. Roy was turned in by his ex-wife, who found a hard drive containing the images in October of 2014.
According to the search warrant, which can be viewed with names redacted here, some of the videos appear to have been filmed at malls, stores and conventions, including the Sherman Oaks Galleria. Some of these videos, which had "GOPRO" in their file names, appear to be upskirt videos taken of female shoppers who were unaware they were being filmed. The images seem to be from 2010 through 2014. Thanh Flumerfelt, a senior investigator for the L.A. County District Attorney's Office, writes in the report that Roy seems to be a "voracious consumer of voyeuristic matter."
Some of the women in who appear on the hard drive might not even be aware that these images of them exist. Jezebel's sources told them that L.A. County Prosecutors still haven't told some women who worked with Roy about Roy's alleged peeping.
One woman, who Jezebel did not identify, told them that Roy ran a "base camp" on the film shoot where she worked with him. This meant he was in charge of all trailers, bathrooms and changing areas for the cast and crew. "No woman is safe with him on set," the woman said. She also told Jezebel that at least one major female actress from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies found Roy sketchy enough that she had her own security look into him, though at the time, Roy had no record.
Roy has worked in several states, including Louisiana, Hawaii and Nevada. This is why the L.A. District Attorney is having trouble getting him on every single charge they could, but the victims think that the office should be doing more to reach out to all potential victims and let them know.
Another woman said she has seen the footage in which she appears, and that she could see Roy's face as he positioned the hidden camera. She said she was filmed while in a bathroom. "When I saw the footage, I was disgusted. I couldn't believe it," she said. This woman also said she wasn't told by authorities about the footage, but rather Roy's ex-wife and that when she went to the LAPD, she was told she'd need to get in contact with authorities from the state where the filming happened.
Despite all those pictures and videos, Roy has only been charged with two counts of misdemeanor invasion of privacy related to two women who were secretly filmed while working on a commercial shoot in L.A. last summer. The D.A.'s office told Jezebel that "while others also may have been filmed, only two victims were identifiable."
Roy pleaded not guilty to the charges back in May, then entered a plea of "no contest" in June. He's been sentenced to only three years summary probation and must attend a year-long sex-offender program, but he will not have to register as a sex offender.