A hidden camera was discovered recently in a bathroom at Cleveland TV station WEWS, according to a memo sent to station employees.
The video camera was discovered in a first floor men’s bathroom used by station guests at the ABC affiliate on Euclid Avenue. The camera has been removed, said General Manager Sam Rosenwasser.
A July 14 email written by Rosenwasser and obtained by the Northeast Ohio Media Group said he took disciplinary action against an employee. Multiple sources said management fired a station engineer.
“It has come to my attention an unauthorized camera was placed in the first floor men’s bathroom in response to complaints the bathroom was repeatedly being defaced,” Rosenwasser said in the memo. “First, let me assure you as soon as I found out about this, the camera was removed. Second, I want to let you know any recording made through the camera has been destroyed. Third, we are taking appropriate disciplinary action against those involved.
“Finally and most importantly, I want to apologize.”