An anonymous NFL player is now suing United Airlines, claiming that the airline ignored his complaints of being sexually assaulted by a female passenger during a flight. As ESPN reports:
An unnamed NFL player is suing United Airlines, alleging that he was sexually harassed, assaulted and violated by a female passenger on a February flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, and that the airline failed to properly respond to complaints.
The civil suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, seeks unspecified statutory and punitive damages from the airline.
According to the lawsuit, the player and another passenger in the same row made four complaints to flight attendants that the woman was making “unwanted sexual advances” before she was moved to a different seat.
The two men are suing United, the lawsuit says, because the airline refused to give them the name of the woman, the flight attendants and potential witnesses and because the airline failed to follow policies to respond to sexual harassment and assault on the Feb. 10 flight.
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