BELLEVILLE — A restaurant employee is suing a White Castle and her supervisor for allegedly sharing without authorization a video of her getting burned and removing clothing.
Savanna Ankeny filed a complaint on Aug. 17 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against White Castle and Jakaria Riddle, alleging they shared a private video to third parties without consent.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 22, 2016, she became aware that Riddle was sharing a video recording of her being burned and removing her pants while in the course of her employment with White Castle.
As a result, she claims she suffered mental anguish, loss of normal life and lost wages.
The plaintiff alleges the defendants shred the video depicting both a horrible injury and the removing of clothing without any consent or authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount not less $50,000, plus punitive damages, and any other relief the court deems appropriate.
She is represented by Keith Short and Jack Daugherty of Law Office of Keith Short, PC in Collinsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-446