Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Voyeurism at St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
The Johnston Law Group recently filed a class action lawsuit alleging voyeurism at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort. The resort is a AAA Five Diamond resort in Puerto Rico that has become a destination spot for honeymooners, businesspeople, politicians and celebrities.
The lawsuit was filed by a Florida couple who stayed at one of the resort’s private, ocean-front suites in Building 3 in November of 2016. Building 3 is the most secluded and “private” building on the resort – it is the furthest building to the west of the property and borders a wooded area. There are several suites in Building 3, including the Governor’s Suite.
The couple alleges hotel staff spied on and/or recorded them in the privacy of their room during their stay at the resort. The class action lawsuit seeks to represent all others who stayed at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and suffered a similar invasion of privacy. The lawsuit requests an injunction to prevent further voyeurism from occurring at the resort and demands at least $50 million in damages.
Contact the class action attorneys at the Johnston Law Group today if you stayed at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and believe your privacy may have been violated. The consultation is always free and there is no obligation to join the class action lawsuit.
Understanding the Facts of the Case
The Johnston Law Group, along with The Buzbee Law Firm, filed the class action lawsuit on November 13, 2017 in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a successful Florida businessman and his wife using the pseudonyms, John Doe and Jane Doe, to protect the couple’s privacy. The lawsuit seeks to represent other guests whose privacy was violated in a similar manner.
The Florida couple allege that upon checking into their private, ocean-front suite in November of 2016, Jane Doe noticed a hole in the blind covering one of their bedroom windows. Unaware of the purpose of the hole at the time, she simply stuffed tissue paper in the hole to prevent sunlight from entering their room the next morning.
The couple spent the next day at the beach. They returned to their room that afternoon to find a complementary bottle of champagne with a handwritten note from hotel staff encouraging them to “have fun.” Later that night, while the couple was getting ready for dinner, two hotel employees entered the couple’s suite claiming it was urgent that they “fix something” in the bedroom.
After the employees left, the couple discovered the tissue paper had been removed from the bedroom blind. Alarmed, they searched their room and found additional peepholes throughout their suite. The couple then realized hotel employees had been spying on and/or recording them during their stay, including while naked and having sex.
The couple immediately summoned the hotel manager to their room. Once there, they showed the manager the peepholes and walked outside to find chairs and beer cans along the exterior bedroom wall. The manager apologized, moved the couple to a different suite, and comped all their charges. The couple departed Puerto Rico two days later with the understanding that the hotel and law enforcement would properly investigate the incident.
The complaint that was filed included several pictures of the peepholes, including the following picture taken by the couple from outside one of their bedroom windows:
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The Johnston Law Group represents clients in a variety of personal injury and mass tort claims. The firm is committed to providing informative and thorough legal services, and fights diligently on behalf of clients. With extensive legal experience, they are representing clients in this class action lawsuit against the owners and operators of the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort.