A social media influencer has been left furious, after a wanted poster issued by the NYPD had been plastered on the internet of her in connection to a escort service worker being investigated for theft!
In response to the errors Eva Lopez, 31 has issued a $30 million dollar lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. She is suing for damages and also claims she has experienced emotional distress in result or this mistake reads the Manhattan Supreme Court filing.
The wanted poster shows Eva alongside a headline that reads, “Wanted for Grand Larceny, Perpetrator-probable cause to arrest.”
Eva told local reporters, “ I thought it was something fake. I really couldn’t believe the police would put me on a wanted poster.”
According to the New York Post, Eva also claims that they and a police detective who she says knew before she contacted him, that she was not the suspect in the crime and took no action towards publicly correcting the photo mix-up.
Officials state that the poster was issued in connection to obtaining information on an Aug. 3rd , 2021 incident within an East Village apartment. A man had booked an escort online, only to have been robbed by the escort of a $13,000 Rolex and his roommate’s Chase credit card .
“On Facebook, the [wanted poster] got shared over thousands of times — 10,000, 20,000 times. Then on Instagram a lot of blog sites that have millions of followers, they posted it as well,“ says Eva.
Despite the poster being taken down shortly the damage had already sufficed, “It was already spread around on social media. … It was still being passed around, still being talked about, still making me look like a thief and a prostitute,”
She says that she went publicly on social media denying all claims but no one believed her. “People didn’t think I was being honest. It was just really, really embarrassing, not only for me but for my family as well. Ijust really want people to know that’s not me, in any way, shape or form. The girl has nothing to do with me,” she said.
The hefty lawsuit is currently being reviewed.