This is unbelievable! Kappa Kappa Gamma, a sorority at Southern Methodist University is being sued by a sister after a leaked video got into the wrong hands. The footage, featuring half-naked, dancing Kappa members was used as BLACKMAIL against the sorority girls. SO awful!
Talk about a MAJOR invasion of privacy! A Southern Methodist University student, “Jane Doe,” is suing her sorority for a hefty sum over a video that was SECRETLY recorded. The scandalous vid reveals Jane, along with other Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters dancing in the near-nude for pledges. But even worse, sorority members were totally blackmailed over the footage — how horrible is THAT?
The incident, which went down on initiation night on Jan. 13, took place at the SMU Kappa Kappa Gamma house, according to Fox4News.com. And “Jane,” the unnamed young woman suing her sorority, is NOT taking these shocking events lightly as she’s seeking more than $1 million in damages. But that’s not all, Jane is also demanding that all copies of the video be destroyed. And we don’t blame her!
The video is a TOTAL violation as it shows upperclassmen of Kappa dancing topless or in racy lingerie in front of pledges as part of their initiation day ritual. The worst part though is that these women didn’t know they were being recorded — they even took extra precautionary measures to PREVENT being filmed by collecting all cell phones and recording devices.
However, unbeknownst to the sorority women, a security camera had been installed in the same room they performed their ritual in and recorded the entire event without their knowledge or permission. Kind of scary, right? “This was their home. You have a reasonable expectation of privacy in your own home that you’re not being recorded,” the student’s attorney, Rogge Dunn, said.
Following the ceremony, an investigator from the sorority’s national office came to the house. The video was then shown to other members of the home as part of the investigation. The national organization even made COPIES of the tape, which were then used as blackmail to ensure the sorority women’s cooperation with the investigation, according to Rogge.
If sisters did NOT cooperate? The women were told the sorority would release the tape to SMU’s administration. Can you even believe it? “They came in and they threatened,” Rogge revealed. “I think it’s totally unreasonable to take a video tape in violation of the Texas law and say, ‘If you don’t do what we want you to do, we are going to use this illegal video as a threat and release it.'”
Umm, YEAH it’s unreasonable! This is absolutely disgusting behavior, and by a NATIONAL organization no less! We really hope these women get some justice.
What do you think of these sorority members unknowingly being filmed, HollywoodLifers? Do you think “Jane Doe” should be suing for MORE?