Friday, 15 December, 2017

Randi Zuckerberg Slams Alaska Airlines For Letting Drunk Passenger Harass Her

Randi Zuckerberg Slams Alaska Airlines For Letting Drunk Passenger Harass Her Randi Zuckerberg complains of sexual harassment on Alaska Airlines flight from fellow passenger
Spencer Simpson | 03 December, 2017, 01:36

"Which I nearly did until I realized...why should I have to move?"

Zuckerberg claimed the staff joked with the passenger by asking him "Are you behaving today?" and continued to serve him alcoholic beverages throughout the flight, while the drunk passenger continued to make inappropriate and offensive comments to her.

The airline said it contacted Zuckerberg about the "disturbing" claims and revoked the man's travel privileges pending the outcome of the investigation.

She says flight attendants later bantered with the other passenger about his behavior, and when pressed only offered to allow her to switch seats.

More airline related fiasco emerged as someone as high profile as Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, alleged that sexual harassment in a flight of the Alaska Airlines.

"We can not support businesses that are complicit in allowing this behavior, and value the money of harassers over the comfort of their passengers", Zuckerberg wrote. "I am the one that is being harassed!" She said the airline has launched a "thorough investigation", though she did not say whether the person had been temporarily barred from flights as Zuckerberg said on Wednesday. "As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and our employees".

Zuckerberg further asserted that when she brought this to the notice of the flight attendants, they told her that this guy was a frequent flyer and that she should just ignore him.

Cases of sexual harassment, assaults and misconduct on planes are not collected in a centralised database, making it hard to determine how frequently they occur. The FBI has investigated 58 sexual assault situations on airlines that occurred from January to September of 2016, but the real number of incidents is unknown.

Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

"Passengers have a right to feel secure, and airlines have a legal duty to protect passengers from harassment, especially if they are aware that a passenger is being harassed", Mr Maloney said. The flight attendants told me he was a frequent flier, brushed off his behavior & kept giving him drinks.

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