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SMU Student Sues Sorority Over Half-Naked Dance Party Security Footage

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UNIVERSITY PARK (CBSDFW.COM) - An Southern Methodist University student is suing her national sorority over a secretly recorded video of her and other members dancing in their bra and panties.

The national sorority office for Kappa Kappa Gamma in Ohio, expelled 18 seniors from the SMU chapter, and put another 10 on probation after the video surfaced featuring members dancing partially naked for new pledges. The song "Cowboy Casanova" by Carrie Underwood was playing in the background of the 5 minute video.

One of the women in the video has filed a lawsuit for more than $1 million in damages. Her lawyer Rogge Dunn said this is a major privacy violation.

"Kappa national says they had a security camera in the chapter room and then a video recording without the permission and consent of the seniors was made. And then they went about showing the video tape to others and currently has possession of the video tape," said Dunn.

He said his client is a senior and should be excited about graduating, but rather is devastated by the video.

"As one of the fathers said to me, 'I don't want my daughter running for city council 10 years from now and this video pops up,' " Dunn said. "We need to know who's seen it, who's had it so we can be sure that these ladies' privacy can be protected."

The lawsuit seeks the prevention of any further sharing of the video and destruction of all copies of the recording.

SMU had no comment.

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