We’ve all heard of the roommate from hell, but how about the one from hedonism?
A former student who suffers from depression and attention deficit disorder says she contemplated suicide after having to repeatedly endure her roommate’s sexual adventures, according to news reports.
Lindsay Blankmeyer says because Stonehill College in Massachusetts denied her numerous requests for a housing alternative, she’s suing the school and seeking $150,000 in damages.
Blankmeyer’s roommate "would have sex with her boyfriend while [Lindsay] was trying to sleep just a few feet away," and also "engage in sexually inappropriate video chatting,” the suit alleges, according to HLN affiliate WCVB in Boston.
“[Blankmeyer’s] psychiatric condition deteriorated to the point that she had to leave school and seek intensive treatment with her psychiatrist back in New York,” attorney Eric Broutman said in a statement obtained by the New York Post. “What should have been one of the happiest times in her life was turned into a tragedy."
The roommate was identified in court papers as 22-year-old Laura Sidla, the Post reported.
But the school has gone public as well. Stonehill spokeswoman Kristen Magda says it was news to her that the brouhaha was about the insatiable libido of a roommate. "At no time did the student notify college staff that her concerns involved her roommate's sexual activity," Magda said, according to ABC News.
In fact, Magda says, the school acted "swiftly and professionally” in dealing with the student’s complaints, suggesting “multiple options,” ABC reported.
That’s true, Blankmeyer alleges in the suit. One option was a "small cubicle-like space." The other was in a "party dorm" with a stranger. Blankmeyer eventually moved to a New York hotel, where she completed her bachelor’s degree in September in a deep depression, according to reports.
HLN readers, we want to hear your opinions. Was this poor student needlessly subjected to real, live porn? Or was she just not able to handle the extracurricular college dorm experience?