A hollywood actress and a group of teachers would seem to be rather strange bedfellows in the court of law. After all Reese Witherspoon is America’s sweetheart, but Oprah taught me from a young age that teachers are our greatest recourse!
Whuh hah happen was… Reese has a clothing company called Draper James. Draper James had a giveaway during early quarantine that promised free dresses to teachers.
The advertisement stated, “Dear Teachers: We want to say thank you. During quarantine we see you working harder than ever to educate our children. To show our gratitude, Draper James would like to give teachers a free dress.”
But to get said dress you had to give over some serious info. Not your standard name and email. The highly sensitive information included their teacher ID information, their teacher work email addresses and even copies of their employee work badges – all highly sensitive information that could be exploited by cyber-criminals, or used or sold by Defendants (which, it turns out, they did)”
The teachers in the class action suit say Draper James also only had 250 dresses for over 1,000,000 applicants. They accuse the company, and Reese, of running a scam to get that precious data which is then very valuable to companies who run every scam racket from Nigerian Princes to click viruses.
Draper James’ lawyer released a statement, “This lawsuit is an unjust attempt to exploit Draper James’ good intentions to honor the teacher community by gifting hundreds of free dresses. The fact that supplies were limited, such that a free dress could not be provided to every teacher who responded, was disclosed and is no basis for a lawsuit.”
I’d be right there on Draper’s side if they hadn’t sold the data. That’s just shitty business from a company that earns enough to not have to stoop to such a level. Shame on you.