Tenant blames sexual attack on Orlando apartment complex owner's negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

ORLANDO — A tenant is suing Orlando a property controllers, alleging negligent infliction of emotional distress on the plaintiff due to a sexual assault.

Brigitte Thompson filed a complaint Dec. 6 in Orange County Circuit Court against Woodlake Villas Apartments Partners, alleging the property controllers negligently failed to maintain a safe environment for its tenants.

According to the complaint, on May 31, 2017, Thompson was legally in her apartment unit at 560 South Conway Road A in Orlando when when an unknown man opened a damaged/broken sliding glass door while she was sleeping. The suit says Thompson was attacked and sexually assaulted, leading to severe physical and mental trauma, plus continuing medical expenses.

The plaintiff alleges Woodlake Villas Apartments Partners failed to repair a damaged/broken glass sliding door despite numerous complaints and failed to install adequate security cameras.

Thomson seeks trial by jury, damages that exceed $15,000, court costs, interest and all just relief. She is represented by attorney Robert J. Horst of Horst Law Firm in Orlando.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 18-CA-013235

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