Lawsuit claims deputies unlawfully searches Nissan stadium worker

Posted at 6:12 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 19:12:36-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A federal lawsuit filed by a woman working at Nissan Stadium says her rights were violated when she was strip-searched during a Titans game.

According to the suit, the incident happened during the Titans vs. Rams game. After the game, the woman gathered the money from the register and was escorted to an area known as the "money room."

There, she left the money and filled out a log book. However, after leaving, she had to go back to the room to get a "micro key" she left inside.

The suit claims that's when a man dressed like a Davidson County Sheriff's deputy pulled her aside by her coat and demanded her to go with him in another room, threatening to put her in jail if she didn't, accusing her of stealing.

She was forced to undress while he and a woman, also dressed like a sheriff's deputy searched her and her clothes. The worker said she believes if the female deputy hadn't been in the room she would have been raped.

The man and woman did not find any items on the worker or in her clothes. The lawsuit names several defendants including the Sports Authority, the Titans, and the alleged offender.