Planet Fitness faces lawsuit over alleged release of video

By Louie Torres | Jul 26, 2017

A gym member is suing Planet Fitness Evanston alleging the Illinois company released video surveillance of the plaintiff performing an exercise routine without her consent.

CHICAGO — A gym member is suing Planet Fitness Evanston alleging the Illinois company released video surveillance of the plaintiff performing an exercise routine without her consent.

Pearlean Johnson filed a complaint on June 22 in Cook County Circuit Court against Planet Fitness Evanston, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent a violation of the plaintiff's privacy.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges the company allowed its employee to videotape the plaintiff without her consent.

The plaintiff seeks damages of $5 million, punitive damages, general and special damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. 

The plaintiff is representing herself in the litigation.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2017L006309

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