Two flight attendants have now started court proceedings against the two pilots and the american budget airline JetBlue.
flight attendants accuse the pilots of having drugged and sexually abused them and a third flight attendant. In the lawsuit also states that the women were beaten and subjected to sexual discrimination, just like their civil rights have been violated.
The something attention-grabbing accusations against pilots and airlines covers supposedly, there is an uncomfortable and hostile environment in the airline.
- the Charges are obviously very serious, and what these women were subjected to is terrible. It gives rise to great concern, how JetBlue dealt with this matter and the fact that the company has not done anything to fix up, says the number of lawyer Abe Melamed, according to the newspaper The New York Times.
According to the suit, found the abuses take place during a stay in Puerto Rico last year, when the two flight attendants together with a colleague went down to the beach after having checked in at their InterContinental Hotel in San Juan. Here they fell into conversation with two men, who sat and drank beer.
It turned out that the men were the pilots of JetBlue.
The alleged rapes took place at the InterContinental Hotel in San Juan. Flight attendants met happen to the two pilots on the beach.
the Women were offered a beer, which they shared. Then, women have only a patchy memory of the further course of events.
In the suit, it states that there was a numbing agent in the beer.
The two pilots then took the heavily affected the women back at the hotel.
In a room tried to one pilot allegedly raping one woman. But she threw up and scratched him, so he gave up his design.
In the second room raped the other pilot supposedly the one flight attendant, while the other lay next to in bed.
- the Plaintiff was aware of what was happening to her. But she was under the influence of drugs and was therefore not able to respond, according to the lawsuit.
the Pilot was supposed to also have raped the stewardess, who was at the door.
This woman, however, has not started court proceedings. It is unclear why she is not a part of the sagskomplekset.
After the two rapes were the pilot is alleged to have said to the two women: Thank you because my dream came true.
According to The New York Times, the women were sick the next day, but they flew with JetBlue to Newark in the UNITED states.
During the trip, they talked about the incident.
one of the flight attendants emailed subsequent to the pilot. She would like to know if he had some stds. He replied that he would allow himself to investigate. The woman was later diagnosed with a venereal disease, which supposedly originates from the pilot.
the Women informed the airline's management about the incident. But the pilots were not given a disciplinary punishment.
one flight attendant suffering from continue to of the impact.
the Woman encounter regularly in one of the pilots. She responds immediately to it and have to go to the bathroom, where she throws up. The women feel that it happened is a part of the culture of the airlines, says lawyer Abe Melamed, according to The New Yorl Times.
JetBlue has refused to answer questions about the court. The company writes, however, in a opinion:
- We take allegations of violence or other inappropriate behavior very seriously and investigate such matters thoroughly.
Lawyers for the pilots is according to the reputed newspaper not returned with a comment.
the Women's identity is blurred in comparison to the general public.
the Extra Leaf in contrast to the us media chosen not to bring the names of the two pilots, since they are neither accused nor found guilty in the case.