A former USC student is suing three members of the USC baseball team, claiming they publicly distributed a video of her having sex with one of the players.
The woman, identified in her Los Angeles Superior Court complaint only as Jenna Doe, is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages on allegations of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
The suit names outfielder Vahn Bozoian and pitchers Marc Huberman and Sean Adler. USC is not a defendant.
Representatives for the defendants could not be immediately reached.
The suit states that Doe was a star softball player in high school and a “passionate fan of the game of baseball.” She and Bozoian met in February 2012 and later began a relationship with consensual sex, the suit says.
However, in March 2013, the three players agreed to secretly make a video — without her consent — of her and Bozoian being intimate, the suit alleges. Bozoian told Adler that she was on her way and he hid in the room while she and Bozoian had sex, the suit alleges.
The trio distributed the video “to the general public including … other members of the baseball team,” according to the lawsuit.
The woman says she found out about the video in December 2013 when one of her sorority sisters said she had “some terrible news” to tell her and recounted to the plaintiff that a member of the baseball team told her about the video and its wide distribution.
“Plaintiff was immediately embarrassed, disgusted, humiliated and distraught,” the suit states.
The woman says she sought counseling that night and postponed her final exams because she was unable to focus. She was “taunted and harassed” on campus the next semester by other students who saw the video, and she withdrew from several classes and postponed exams because of her distress, according to her court papers.
College Baseball Daily reported in May 2014 that the power-hitting Bozoian, who is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds, was dismissed from USC for an unspecified student disciplinary issue.
— City News Service