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Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:00 pm

 
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Re: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:36 pm

So if a person gets groped on the street, are people going to sue the city?
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Re: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:13 pm

ushermittwoch wrote:
So if a person gets groped on the street, are people going to sue the city?


If the person were groped on a city bus and when notified of the assault the bus driver and city did nothing then, yes the city would be sued.
 
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Re: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:36 pm

As reported, the crews behavior is bizarre. They shouldn't have minimized the assault, nor should they have asked her to return to her seat. Both were dumb, and asking her to return to her seat when the grabber is a known danger can open them up to some liability if she was forced to move and subsequently assaulted again. But they did allow her to switch seats, and it sounds like she wasn't forced to move after she refused, so, at first blush, I don't believe DL is really liable here. Nor can they be held liable for the fact that she was seated next to someone who assaulted her. These incidents are, unfortunately, far more common than many of us care to believe. The airline can't be held liable because they can't know which passenger is going to commit such acts, on which flight, etc.

If it happened exactly as she's reporting it, and as we've recently seen, most often these sex assault cases are pretty accurately reported, then the flight attendants acted pretty stupidly and should, at minimum, have to go through counseling and training on how to properly handle these sorts of situations. Telling a passenger to "just forget about it" is never OK. However, if a pattern of behavior is discovered, then the flight attendant(s) in question should be terminated.
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Re: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 pm

If the crew did tell her those things and the authorities or at least station personnel were not brought into the issue upon landing, then the ball was dropped by DL.

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