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Waitress says her private sex tape was leaked by her coworkers on Facebook

She is now suing the restaurant she was employed at.


Samira Sadeque


Published Oct 20, 2020

A North Carolina woman is reportedly suing her former employer after her coworkers shared sexually explicit videos of her on social media.

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The woman, who was a waitress at the Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Charlotte, North Carolina, is suing the restaurant for $100,000 in damages, according to Charlotte-based radio service WBT.

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She quit her job in 2019 after her coworkers allegedly harassed her for seven months, according to the News Observer. She is reportedly suing on the basis of lost income and emotional distress.

Her lawyer said in a complaint that the waitress recorded a sexually explicit video exclusively for her boyfriend. Her coworkers got a hold of the video and shared it with others at the restaurant via a Facebook messenger account that was used for work, WBT reported. 

Restaurant management allegedly failed to address the harassment. They did not hold anyone accountable nor try to stop the video from spreading, the woman’s lawyer reportedly said. 

The chain has establishments across 19 states in the country, and it has won multiple awards and recognitions in the culinary business over the years, including the Diners’ Choice Award in 2018.

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2020, 9:19 pm CDT