A woman has dropped what was left of her lawsuit alleging a Granada Hills Sprint store employee uploaded more than 100 sexually graphic photos onto her Google account, including some depicting him and another man having sex with women who appeared to be “incapacitated.”
The allegations in Lorna Lindsay’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, filed in February 2018, had been previously pared to invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and negligent hiring.
Sprint Nextel Corp. was one of the original multitude of defendants. But when both sides filed a request for dismissal on Monday, the only remaining defendants were LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc., LG Electronics Alabama Inc., MarketSource Inc. and Jacques Davis, the phone store employee Lindsay accused of uploading the offensive photos onto her phone.
The court papers did not state whether a settlement was reached or if Lindsay opted not to pursue the case for other reasons. In their court papers, attorneys for the defendants maintained Davis’ alleged actions were outside the scope of his employment.
Lindsay’s suit stated she went to the store on Chatsworth Street in April 2017 because she needed help transferring data from her old Sprint phone to her new one. She told Davis she was not computer-literate and sought his assistance in making the switch, according to her complaint.
According to the plaintiff, Davis got a laptop computer and asked her to log onto her Google account. After locating the backed-up information, Davis assured Lindsay that he had logged off of her Google account, the suit alleged.
In reality, Davis should have asked Lindsay to log onto her Google account on her new phone rather than on his company laptop, according to the suit.
“Based on information and belief, Davis used his advanced technological knowledge and his company computer devices to solely obtain Ms. Lindsay’s private and confidential information from her Google account,” the suit alleged.
When Lindsay used her new phone to log onto her Google account in late April 2017, she found that Davis had downloaded “full videos of himself masturbating in his car outside and inside the Sprint store bathroom in his LG uniform,” according to the lawsuit.
Davis also allegedly downloaded several sexual videos in which it appeared that he and another man were performing sex acts on “incapacitated” women, the suit stated.
“Some of the women involved did not even look coherent,” the suit stated. “One of the women was in a bathtub unmoving and covered in ice.”
Lindsay was also frightened by seeing in her Google account a photo of a business card belonging to a certified firearm instructor, according to her court papers. She “was terrified for her safety and that of her children” and also worried that Davis had access to her home and work addresses, photos of her children and where they went to school, the suit stated.
Davis also placed onto Lindsay’s Google account secret photos he took of other female customers, some of them close-up shots of their breasts and buttocks, according to the suit.
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