A teacher has filed a $3 million lawsuit against her school district after she was fired over a leaked selfie.
Here’s what we know so far…
Lauren Miranda’s nightmare began in 2019. The then-twenty-five-year-old was suddenly and unexpectedly fired from Bellport Middle School in Long Island, New York, where she had worked as a math teacher. She first became aware of the selfie when she received a text from a friend in another building. There was a “nude” photograph being circulated amongst the school kids, and they were all saying it was her. Of course, this came as a major shock to Lauren.
Speaking to the Guardian, Lauren said:
“I just thought it was impossible. I was almost offended that she thought it was a picture of me.”
But as it turned out, it was true, she just had forgotten.
Back in 2015, she had sent the picture to one and one person only: a male colleague she was dating, who also happened to work in the same district.
Yes, This was an act of revenge.
Safeline.org defines this specific brand of revenge as an act of posting graphic or sexual photographs or videos without the permission of the individual in the frame.