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Manager of athletic store accused of video voyeurism
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The former manager of an athletic apparel retailer in Milpitas is facing a federal lawsuit filed in San Jose this week accusing him of secretly videotaping females in an employee restroom and dressing room.
A lawsuit was filed on Monday in San Jose against David Meyer, 29, and the Finish Line chain by five female employees -- one current -- ranging in age from 17 to 21 who claim they are suffering from emotional distress, according to their attorneys Mariana Cole and Joshua Ezrin.
The lawsuit states that on multiple occasions, Meyer "secretly placed a concealed video camera in the employee restroom and the general dressing room used by both employees and customers."
The employees are suing the company and Meyer for invasion of privacy, negligence, negligent supervision, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
The incident occurred sometime between December 2009 and April 2010 when Meyer was a manager at the Milpitas store inside the Great Mall in Milpitas.
Finish Line is a national chain with additional locations where Meyer was also manager in San Jose at the Oakridge and Eastridge Malls.
Meyer's last known address was in Mountain View, but he fled to Indiana when the video recordings were discovered on his computer in March, the lawsuit states.
The videos depict Meyer adjusting the camera while wearing his employee T-shirt.
He was a manager at the Milpitas location from 2006 to 2010.
Finish Line has released this statement in response: "The safety and security of our employees is a top priority at Finish Line. As such, we have been and continue to stand ready to cooperate with law enforcement on this matter. It bears noting that the allegations in the lawsuit describe a situation isolated to an ex- employee that has not worked for the company in over a year and whose alleged actions were neither known to nor in any way condoned by the company. Otherwise, per our policy, Finish Line will not comment further on this pending litigation matter."
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