A 79 year old lady that was the victim of a robbery is suing WPLG in Miami.
The women says that WPLG Reporter Victor Oquendo illegally taped her voice then put it on the air.
Lynn Goldman now says she now lives in fear that her attacker will be able to use her voice, the story is still posted on WPLG's website and track her down.
Goldman, according to the lawsuit filed with a Miami-Dade County circuit court, “fears leaving her home and fears reprisal from her attacker.”
The suspect, who has not been caught, punched Goldman in the face, breaking her nose and three teeth. He took a $100,000 ring after she left a local supermarket.
Oquendo didn’t respond to an email for comment, but News Director Bill Pohovey did: “We haven’t been served with the lawsuit and obviously can’t respond, but I can assure you no one did anything illegal.”
The offending segment first aired Jan. 27 and is still on the website . It shows Oquendo standing by the Publix saying that two women were attacked in similar fashion in the same area after their cars were rear-ended by the robber.
“We spoke to one of the victims,” Oquendo says. “She is 79-year-old and doesn’t want to be on camera.”
And while Oquendo doesn’t name Goldman, her voice can be heard explaining what happened. Speaking on the phone to Oquendo, Goldman explains the man who rear-ended her car got out and opened her door when she stopped and said: “Give me your jewelry or I kill you!”
In her lawsuit, Goldman says she didn’t know Oquendo was recording her at first because she asked him not to.
She’s suing for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
H/T Miami Herald