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By Minyvonne Burke
A Chicago woman drops $ 1
00 million Hilton Worldwide after she said that an employee at a hotel in Albany, New York, filmed her naked in the shower, put up the video online and tried to extort her.
The woman, not named in the costume, claimed that the video was secretly recorded in her room at the Hampton Inn and Suites in July 2015. She said she was not. It turned out that it was only a few months ago when an email address she did not recognize send her a link to a pornographic site where her video was uploaded.
The title of the video was her full name, according to suit.
On the same day in September, the woman said that she received another email from the same unidentified sender with the name of the university she was attending and where she worked. The suspect also told the woman that they knew she had lived in New York to take the bar test.
According to the cost, filed November 30, one of the emails read: “I’m hurting someone, I like to watch. I do not have to worry. I just like watching and then I move on to next. “
Another email asked the woman to send a video.
“Promise Me My Own Show. It’s the hottest. No need to show your face,” read it according to the trial. “Then I will disappear and remove the video forever before copying on every website.”
When she refused to send the video, she claimed to suspect sent another email in October saying that she would “respond before it’s too late to stop it” from being distributed further.
The suspect also demanded that the woman pay $ 2000 and then another $ 1,000 a month for next year, the trial found. When she did not pay, she said that the alleged repressor mailed the video to her coworkers and published it on at least one dozen X-rated websites.
Her lawyer Roland Christiansen said that he knew at least one other video secretly recorded by another guest living in the same room as his client.
Christiansen also said in the costume that due to the amount of personal information the alleged extortor had, “they would have to be employed at the hotel or someone with direct access to the rooms.”
“It has been very difficult,” he told for NBC News in a phone call. “It hit her down to the deepest level, because her friends and colleagues have seen this video of her.”
A spokesman for the hotel said in a statement that they are “shocked and stunned by the charges.”
“The security of our guests is our top priority, and we do not explicitly confirm any kind of this kind of invasion of privacy,” said spokesman. “So far, no evidence of any kind has been discovered during our initial review of the situation. Recently, the hotel has undergone a complete renovation. No processors were detected in this process.”
The hotel said it will continue to work with the authorities about the alleged event.
The woman is called Hilton Worldwide and its franchise partners in the costume saying that the trial caused her emotional distress. She is seeking $ 100 million injuries.