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Woman recorded by Live PD wearing just a towel seeks $1M

Published 01/16/2020 | Reading Time 1 min 0 sec 

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has asked her hometown for $1 million to settle her complaint that local police allowed a reality television show to record her wearing nothing but a towel.

The complaint, filed in November and first reported by WPRI-TV on Monday, says East Providence police allowed “Live PD” to film Desiree Spitaleri when she came to her door fresh from the shower last July.

“Live PD” airs on the A&E network.

Officers had responded to her home after getting a 911 call from a child asking for help with homework.

“Little did she know that her entire interaction with the East Providence police officers was being recorded,” the complaint says.

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Spitaleri says in her complaint that she suffered an unlawful invasion of privacy; has and will continue to endure pain, suffering and emotional distress; and was deprived of her constitutional rights.

Patricia Resende, a spokeswoman for East Providence Mayor Robert DaSilva, said, “Mayor DaSilva does not have any comment on this claim/demand at this time.”

Kerri Tarmey, a spokeswoman for A&E said in an email to the station the network “does not comment on pending claims.”

The station left messages seeking comment with Big Fish Entertainment, the show’s producer.

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