ACORN is suing the makers of a hidden-camera video that showed employees of its Baltimore office giving tax advice to a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute. The liberal group contends that the audio portion of the video was obtained illegally because Maryland requires two-party consent to create sound recordings.
The two employees seen in the video, Tonja Thompson and Shera Williams, were fired after it was posted online. The lawsuit says they suffered "extreme emotional distress." The multimillion-dollar lawsuit seeks damages from the actors, James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, and from conservative columnist Andrew Breitbart, who posted the video, and others like it, on his website.