Here’s a sordid, wacky tale, and one that’s hard to believe, except that the person who is accused of gross behavior has admitted to part of the accusation.
Here is the scoop from what I read in this CBStv.com story. A male JetBlue flight attendant has been accused by a female passenger of sexual harassment.
- he said he would make sure no one sat next to her so she could be all his.
- he said that he wanted her.
- he said that she wanted him.
- he kept grabbing himself.
- he tossed his open cell phone on her tray to show her naked pictures of himself .
- he made vulgar comments to her through the bathroom door when she fled there to escape his advances.
- he grabbed her derriere when she was heading back to her seat.
He said that:
- he DID show her naked pictures of himself on his cell phone.
- he DID MAKE sexual advances,
He said he DID NOT
- grab her butt.
- act in a harassing manner.
As a result of the woman coming forward with her accusations, the flight attendant was arrested for “obscene and indecent exposure” and for making “lewd, obscene and indecent sexual proposal.” JetBlue is still involved in the investigation of the he said/she said situation.
Even though the incident happened seven months ago, the woman said she was too scared to say something to any officials at the time of the incident. In retrospect, she admits saying something at the time of the incident would have been the best tactic.
If such a thing ever happens to you on a plane, which I would hope is a rare occurrence indeed, here is one thing I’ve thought of to say to a flight attendant (or anyone else) who is making comments you think are inappropriate:
“Sir (or Mam) you are being inappropriate. I do not like the way you are talking and behaving. If you do not stop immediately, I will notify the appropriate authorities.”
If the behavior continues, stand up, walk down the aisle to the appropriate person, tell him or her immediately what occurred. If you do not feel safe after taking action, ask for an escort after the plane lands. The woman said she did not feel safe. I’m wondering if she wasworried that he may do something rash after the plane landed. That’s why I would ask for an escort. I don’t know if you can get one, but why not ask?
There is no need to take on any bad feelings from a person who is acting like an idiot towards you.
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