LOS ANGELES—A former USC student who has only been identified as Jenna Doe is suing three members of the USC baseball team for an alleged scandal in which they distributed a video of her having sexual relations with one of the players.
The plaintiff is bringing allegations of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy against outfielder Vahn Bozoian and pitchers Marc Huberman and Sean Adler. The University of Southern California has not been named a defendant in the case.
In return for the damages inflicted, the plaintiff is hoping to earn compensatory and punitive compensation.
The suit claims that Bozoian and the plaintiff began a sexual relationship in 2012, one that carried over into 2013, when the three defendants conspired to film a video of the two having sex.
The suit alleges that after the fact, the video was distributed among the general public, including other members of the USC baseball team.
After finding out from a sorority sister that the video had been widely distributed, the suit states that the plaintiff postponed her final exams and withdrew from several classes as a result of the emotional distress.
For his part, Bozoian was dismissed from both the university and the baseball team in May 2014 for an unspecified disciplinary issue. Adler was not on the team’s roster in 2015 and Huberman, currently a junior, owns a 2.37 ERA pitching for the Trojans this season.
The USC Athletic Department has declined to publicly comment on the allegations against the three players.