You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Woman Secretly Videotaped in Bathroom on NBCUniversal Lot

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an invasion of privacy incident that occurred at a child day care facility on the NBCUniversal lot.

A woman was secretly video recorded in the restroom on Wednesday by a male preschool teacher, who was fired following the incident.

According to the child care center, the adult woman was using the restroom when she noticed that she was being recorded by a cellphone left on the ground. The phone was later traced back to the male employee, who was detained but not arrested by police, after the victim notified her supervisor.

Both the suspect and the victim are employed by Bright Horizons — a third-party provider of employer-sponsored child care. The facility is used by NBCUniversal employees and located on the Universal Studios lower lot.

LAPD Detective Daniel Aguirre said Friday that no arrests have been made yet and that the Robbery-Homicide Division is still conducting an active investigation into the accusations.

Parents of the day care facility were quickly notified of the incident.

“As soon as this situation was brought to our attention, we reported it to the Los Angeles Police Department and we will support them in any way we can while they investigate,” Bridget Perry, Bright Horizons Family Solutions’ senior director of communications, said in a statement. “The incident involved a teacher and a device that appeared to be recording in an adult restroom. We have communicated directly with all the families and our staff at the center, and the individual involved is not returning. Our families and our staff are our primary concern and we will support them during this sensitive time. As always, we will keep staff and families at the center informed as we learn more.”

An NBCUniversal spokesperson said the studio’s “first priority is the safety and care of our employees and their children.”

“Bright Horizons, who operates our child care center, alerted us Wednesday that there was an incident at the center. Our first priority is the safety and care of our employees and their children,” the statement reads. “We are actively working with Bright Horizons and the authorities to better understand the situation.”

More Biz

  • Jussie Smollett suspect

    Jussie Smollett Named a Suspect by Chicago Police for Filing False Report

    Chicago police have named “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett as a suspect in a criminal investigation, three weeks after he reported he was the victim of a hate crime. Detectives are presenting evidence to a grand jury, which is expected to determine whether to indict Smollett on a charge of filing a false police report. “Jussie [...]

  • Contract Placeholder Business

    WGA, Agents Face Tough Issues on New Franchise Pact (Column)

    The Writers Guild of America and the major talent agencies are seven weeks away from a deadline that could force film and TV writers to choose between their agents and their union. This is a battle that has been brewing for a year but few in the industry saw coming until a few weeks ago. [...]

  • Island Records Names Christine Kauffman Senior

    Island Records Names Christine Kauffman Senior VP of Brand Partnerships

    Veteran advertising executive Christine Kauffman has been named senior VP of brand partnerships at Island Records, the company announced today. She will be based in New York and report to Island COO Eric Wong. In making the announcement, Island President Darcus Beese said, “The fast-paced and competitive field of strategic brand marketing has become an [...]

  • Latin Music Veteran Nir Serioussi Joins

    Latin Music Veteran Nir Serioussi Joins Interscope as Executive VP

    Interscope Geffen A&M announced today that veteran executive, producer and songwriter Nir Seroussi will join the company as executive vice president. The announcement was made by Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman and CEO John Janick, to whom Serioussi will report. (Seroussi, center, is pictured above with Janick, left, and Interscope EVP Joie Manda.) According to the [...]

  • Tan FranceUnforgettable Gala, Inside, Los Angeles,

    'Queer Eye' Star Tan France to Host Audiobook Audie Awards

    “Queer Eye” resident style expert Tan France is taking on a slightly different project next month as he hosts the Audie Awards, which honors the best releases and achievements in audiobooks over the past 12 months. The ceremony, which takes place on March 4 in New York, is an annual event organized by the Audio [...]

  • Obit Obituary Placeholder

    Shelly Saltman, Former Fox Sports President and Promoter, Dies at 87

    Sheldon “Shelly” Saltman, the sports promoter behind the Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs tennis match and Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon jump, died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 87. The original president of Fox Sports, Saltman started his career as a sports announcer before moving to promotions at media companies like the Gillette Cavalcade [...]

  • Arista Records, Mogul Vision Launch Joint

    Arista Records, Mogul Vision Launch Joint Venture

    Arista Records and Smokepurpp/ Lil Mosey manager Josh Marshall today announced the launch of Mogul Vision Music, a new joint venture label focused on “breaking extraordinary talent and building artist careers through innovative A&R, branding and marketing strategy,” according to the announcement. Based in New York with Marshall (pictured above left, with Massey) as its CEO, the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content