Keep Westword Free

Pregnant Woman Sues After Health Club Staffer Caught Spying on Her in Shower

So...you've just been caught using your phone to capture video of a pregnant woman in a health-club shower.

Do you acknowledge your creepy actions and beg for forgiveness? Or do you run like hell and hope you don't get caught?

According to a just-filed lawsuit, a health-club worker in Colorado Springs chose neither of these options.

Instead, he allegedly turned to his accuser and said, "Indeed" — which is why he's our most recent Schmuck of the Week nominee.

The story comes to us from the Colorado Springs Gazette, which notes that the incident in question took place between midnight and 2 a.m. on December 27 of last year at Life Time Fitness, a "posh health club in northeast Colorado Springs" that's open 24 hours a day.

The suit maintains that Kristen Roth, the pregnant woman in question, was showering in a private booth in a dressing room accessible to both men and women when her husband, Richard Gallion caught the unidentified employee holding his cell phone at or under the gap beneath the booth's door.

Attorney Phil Winegar tells the Gazette that Gallion then asked the equivalent of, "Did I walk into the family locker room and see you videotaping my wife naked in the shower?" To that, the employee allegedly said, "Indeed," but claimed he was only looking at Roth's feet.

This didn't strike Roth and Gallion as a satisfactory response, so they complained to managers at the club and expected they'd soon be contacted by police about the matter.

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

No such call came, and now, the couple is suing the club for failing to report the offense to authorities. Roth and Gallion didn't do so themselves, attorney Winegar says, because they were humiliated and just wanted to get out of there — and they figured the club would take it from there.

Does this appear to have been an incorrect assumption? Indeed.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.