Aksana Kuzmitskaya of Manhattan's Upper West Side lived through every tenant's nightmare according to a lawsuit alleging that her landlord installed webcams in her apartment, then used them to spy on her showering, going to the bathroom, and having sex.
Kuzmitskaya began living and working as a housekeeper and maintenance person in the building at 7 West 82nd in 2013, The Real Deal writes, and was given free rent on her unit in exchange for her services. Her lawsuit, filed this week in New York's Supreme Court, alleges that landlords Eli Kadoch and Michel Kado entered her apartment to install cameras in the bedroom and bathroom, maintained a live feed, and saved 70 images of her in various states of undress and intimacy, including at least one in which she was "engaged in a sexually explicit act."
According to the suit, Kuzmitskaya complained to police immediately after she discovered the cameras and moved out in July of this year. A grand jury indicted Kadoch on 10 felony counts regarding the recordings last week, The Real Deal reports, and Kuzmitskaya is suing him and his partner for loss of wages, damages, and attorney fees
Kuzmitskaya allegedly caught on to the scheme after noticing a camera in her bathroom clock, and found the 70 stored photos when she dismantled it. One of them showed Kadoch himself lurking in her apartment, apparently adjusting a camera.