Ven Johnson Law Expands Lawsuit on Behalf of Nine Additional Tanning Salon Customers
DETROIT, MI – Ven Johnson Law has filed additional lawsuits in the Macomb County Circuit Court on behalf of nine more Chili Pepper’s Tanning Salon customers. The salon franchise, located at Van Dyke and 25 Mile Road in Shelby Township, and 38-year-old Macomb man, Brian Maciborski, are the defendants being sued for, among other things, gross invasion of privacy.
This is the next series of lawsuits Ven Johnson has filed against Maciborski and Chili Pepper’s. The first complaint was filed on May 27, 2020, in Macomb County Circuit Court, and included two plaintiffs. The second complaint was filed on June 17, 2020 and included three plaintiffs. The third and fourth complaints both included two plaintiffs and one minor and were separately filed on July 22, 2020. These new filings bring the total to 11 plaintiffs, including nine adults and two minors, who are believed to have unknowingly been filmed inside private rooms at Chili Pepper’s.
In July 2019, Maciborski was a customer and installed hidden cameras in the tanning salon. Salon management claims they failed to detect the holes in the walls and speakers. An off-duty police offer, and salon customer, discovered the cameras in February 2020. Shortly thereafter, Maciborski was arraigned in the 41-A District Court of Sterling Heights on three counts of eavesdropping and one count for possession of analogues.
“We have sunken to an even lower level of criminal activity as we now know minors were exploited, as well as adults,” said attorney Ven Johnson of Ven Johnson Law. “Not only is this a clear invasion of our clients’ privacy, but now we know Maciborski, and potentially others, possessed explicit videos of clients under the age of 18. Maciborski is a sexual predator and Chili Pepper’s management is negligent in failing to inspect the salon and protect its customers, at the very least.”
Ven Johnson Law is encouraging other Chili Pepper’s Tanning Salon customers who visited the salon from roughly July 2019 through February 2020 and feel they may have been violated to contact the firm.
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