Woman sues Airbnb after finding hidden camera in her rental
A German woman who stayed at an apartment rented through Airbnb has sued the company, saying she was filmed by a hidden camera while she walked around naked.
The plaintiff, Yvonne Schumacher, says that the camera captured "personal and intimate" conversations with her partner, Kevin Stockton. She's also suing the residents who listed the Irvine, California unit on the site, Fariah Hassim and Jamil Jiva. Schumacher's lawyer says his client has "limited English skills" and it was Stockton, who is not a party to the case, who handled the rental details.
According to the complaint (PDF), Schumacher arrived at the property on December 16, 2013, intending to stay for about a month. She didn't know then that "her privacy would be violated on a daily basis," she states. Schumacher's lawyer states that his client has "limited English skills" and was invited to the apartment by Stockton.