After the NYPD erroneously used her photo on a wanted poster, an Instagram influencer has filed a $30 million lawsuit against them.
Whew, chile, #Roommates, let’s get this party started! So the NYPD made a mistake and put a photo of Instagram star #EvaLopez on a “wanted” poster for grand larceny, and now she’s suing for $30 million!
Eva Lopez, 31, said she was on vacation in Florida on August 16, 2021, when she spotted the wanted poster with a photo of herself, according to the New York Post.
Eva is seen in a fashionable attire on the wanted poster, which alleges she is sought for grand larceny after reportedly going on an escort service with a customer and stealing his roommate’s $13,000 Rolex watch and credit card.
“At first, I believed it was a hoax.” “I couldn’t believe the cops had put my name on a wanted poster,” she said. Eva eventually reached out to Detective Kevin Dwyer, who was identified on the flier, only to learn that he “knew there was an issue before she phoned.”
Lopez was allegedly told by the detective that the wanted poster had been removed from the department’s Facebook page and other websites. The genuine criminal, according to the police, had a tattoo sleeve, which Eva does not.
The “event has injured Ms. Lopez'[s] personal reputation in her neighborhood and has affected her professional reputation in her employment,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday.
Eva argues that the blunder has harmed her social media image, which she has built up with over 865,000 Instagram followers. In a statement to the Post, Eva stated, “People didn’t think I was being honest.” “Not just for me, but also for my family, it was terribly humiliating.”
Eva’s lawyer, Mark Shirian, has already issued a statement condemning the NYPD’s actions. “Before recklessly charging and naming innocent people of amazing lies and brazen crimes,” he told the Post, “the NYPD should commit to more comprehensive investigations.”