Paradise Tanning hit with class-action lawsuit following peeper revelations

Circle Pines' Paradise Tanning has been hit with a class-action lawsuit after a former part-time employee was charged with secretly recording upwards of 40 women who tanned there.

The two women named in the court filing are Kristine Morin and Callie Roseland, but the suit is on behalf of "all persons who were, unbeknownst to them, viewed by remote camera and/or videotaped while in various states of undress on the premises of Paradise Tanning."

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The lawsuit says the employee, 30-year-old Jake Jolan Martin Lindbeck of Blaine, "may have shared the video of some or all of these other persons in various stages of undress with other persons, and may have posted said videos to sites where they could be viewed by others or to the internet generally."

Paradise Tanning "had a duty to provide a reasonably safe environment for persons, including young women, to tan" but "negligently hired, retained, and supervised the male employee when the Defendant should have known that the male employee posed a threat to customers," the lawsuit alleges.

As for damages, the lawsuit says each victim deserves "an amount to be determined in excess of $50,000," but doesn't get more specific than that.

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