A paramedic firefighter is suing the City of Las Vegas and Henderson as well as several high-ranked members of the local fire department after a sexually explicit video of her surfaced.
According to court documents, ‘Jane Doe’ ex-boyfriend, a Henderson firefighter, shared the video. She claims as many as fourteen people viewed it.
“She’s devastated emotionally. This broke her trust in the men that she works with, in the fire department, and she’s having a hard time coping with this and the fallout of all of this,” said Attorney Jenny Foley.
According to court documents, Jane Doe broke up with her boyfriend because of his obsessive behavior.
A sex video of her surfaced six months later.
“We allege in the complaint that it was transmitted through some sort of electronic means, we don’t know what exactly, during a firefighter paramedic training at the city of Las Vegas,” Foley said.
City officials have kept tight lipped about the allegations.
“We’re aware of the lawsuit. As you know, the city of Las Vegas has a long-standing practice of not commenting on pending litigation.”
Foley says her client immediately reported the information to her captain. But she said the department failed to act, delayed the investigation, and tried to sweep the incident under the rug.
The lawsuit calls out two captains, a battalion chief and several firefighters.
Court documents state that 14 people were interviewed for watching the video and that it would be quote “sorted” out.
“She wants to see a culture change in the way that these kinds of complaints are handled, not just within the fire department, but hopefully the city overall,” said Foley.
Jane Doe is seeking $25,000 dollars in back pay and other damages.