A renowned Manhattan urologist was found video-recording up multiple women's skirts in a subway station yesterday. But over the past few months, this sort of case has been happening a lot. In fact, hidden camera crime is so hot right now. Ugh.
The incident is disturbing, but thanks to one of our most prolific tipsters — who either has a Google alert set for "hidden camera" or is working towards a Ph.D on concealed recording equipment — we know there's been an alarming spate of hidden camera lawsuits across the country over the past few months. But we're not sure why. Is it because the proliferation of DIY porn websites has encouraged men to, well, Do It Themselves? Is it because there's a not-so-black market for upskirt shots? Is it due to better, cheaper gadget options for the creepiest of cinematographers? Here are just a few of the articles we've read this summer about women being filmed without their consent. We're not trying to be fear-mongers, but we think this trend is worth pointing out, especially since many of the accused below already had related and vastly more serious convictions (intent to rape, etc.) under their belt.