An obese wheelchair-bound Brooklyn woman is suing New York City and an EMT after he posted a photo of her with the caption “Wide Load” on Twitter.
Teena Gamzon, 65, claims fire department EMT Thomas Dluhos, 35, secretly took her photo and then put it on the Internet.
Along with the captioned photo, he posted the following Tweet: “#fatladytweets Look what my husband did to my wheels couch. That bastard.” Gamzon suffers from diabetes.
“'I’m devastated,” Gamzon said. “We're made jokes of as it is.”
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Her lawsuit, which was filed in Brooklyn state Supreme Court earlier this week, seeks unspecified damages for mental anguish, ridicule and emotional distress, The Daily Mail reported. Her lawyer, Robert Goldberg blamed Dluhos for “making a mockery out of his job.”
Dluhos has been fired from the FDNY and the Twitter page has been taken down.