Woman Says USC Baseball Team Distributed A Secretly Filmed Sex Video
A former USC student claims that three members of USC's baseball team conspired to film her having sex with her boyfriend and then passed around the video.
The woman, identified only as Jenna Doe in a civil suit, has filed a civil lawsuit claiming allegations of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy, according to City News Service. She is seeking unspecified damages. The three students named in the suit could not be reached for comment by CNS. USC is not named in the suit.
Doe had been in a relationship with one of the three players since 2012. The suit says three students made a pact to film the pair having sex, and one day in March 2013, her boyfriend gave one of his friends a heads-up that the couple was planning to have sex. This friend allegedly hid in the room while filming the pair. The suit says the trio then distributed the video "to the general public including ... other members of the baseball team." Under California law, it's now illegal to post naked photos online with malicious intent—though it's not clear how this video was distributed. Additionally, the law passed after the video was allegedly filmed.
The woman found out months later in December 2013 about the video. One of the baseball players told Jenna Doe's fellow sorority sister who reported back to her. The suit says, "Plaintiff was immediately embarrassed, disgusted, humiliated and distraught."
The suit says that the woman had to postpone her finals because it was too difficult to focus. She says the next semester she was "taunted and harassed" on campus by students who saw the video. She withdrew from several classes and postponed exams in others.
CNS notes that College Baseball Daily reported that the woman's ex-boyfriend was dismissed from USC for an unspecified student disciplinary issue in May 2014.