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Women Say Salon Filmed Them Naked

GREENSBURG, Pa. (CN) - Two women claim they were surreptitiously photographed naked at a tanning salon, and their nude photos posted on "numerous pornographic websites." The women sued Sunkissed Tanning and Spa and its owner in Westmoreland County Court.

In separate but identical complaints, both women say they were longtime customers of the tanning spa in Mount Pleasant, Pa. They also sued its owner, Toni Tomei.

Both women say the surreptitious filming happened in 2006, though they did not discover it until the summer of July 2010.

Both say that after closing and securing the door to a tanning booth, "Unknown and without her knowledge or consent, plaintiff was secretly being filmed through a hole in the ceiling throughout the entire time that she was in the tanning booth including, but not limited to, the period of time that plaintiff was completely disrobed.

"During the month on July 2010, plaintiff, to her horror, discovered that the video of her disrobing, on defendant's premises without her knowledge and consent, was placed and/or uploaded onto numerous pornographic websites, which are free and available to any member of the general public with Internet access.

"To her horror, plaintiff discovered not only a video of her disrobing and in a state of nudity on the aforesaid pornographic websites, but also several other videos of numerous women who likewise were nude or in the process of changing their clothing while tanning on defendant's premises."

Both say that Tomei "knew or should have known the aforesaid conduct was occurring on her premises, especially in light of the fact that the authorities previously investigated complaints of similar conduct in the past."

They seek punitive damages for negligence, privacy invasion and outrage.

Both women are represented by Mark Brooks with Watson Mondorf Brooks & Sepic.

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