Las Vegas Revenge Porn Suit Settled for $280k

The City Council of Las Vegas voted today to approve the settlement of a lawsuit brought by a female firefighter who was at the center of a controversy surrounding a sexually explicit video. The firefighter, identified as Jane Doe, claims a former boyfriend who was a firefighter in Henderson, improperly shared an intimate video of her after their relationship ended.

Doe learned that the video was shared with members of her own department, prompting her to sue the City of Las Vegas, the City of Henderson, and 12 named employees, alleging sexual harassment, discrimination and violating her rights. She subsequently resigned from the Las Vegas Fire Department.

The settlement requires the city to pay $280,000.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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