Someone from Best Buy’s Geek Squad is perhaps too much of a freak for their own good.
An Alabama woman named Nicole March is suing the electronics store after a member of the tech support team allegedly posted and distributed naked photos taken from her computer. Calling the ordeal devastating and humiliating, the University of Alabama art student said the nude snaps were part of an art class for sculpting naked bodies.
The incident happened in August 2011. Ms. March had her computer’s hard drive fixed at a Best Buy in Tuscaloosa. One of her coworkers alerted her that nude pictures of her were circulating online, which were allegedly uploaded by the Geek Squad employee on the Pirate Bay.
Her criminal case was thrown out since the statute of limitations expired, but her civil lawsuit can continue. Ms. March is suing for invasion privacy, outrageous conduct, breach of contract and negligent supervision. Also, nobody knows if the Best Buy employee was fired or not.
“She’s shocked that these private, professional photos…she never posted them on any social media kept them only for reference or professional use for art,” said her attorney Stephen Heninger. The case will go to a jury to determine if it holds merit and decide what damages should be awarded to her.
Best Buy told WBRC-TV that it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.