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Woman files lawsuit against AMR because passenger next to her masturbated while she slept
Sky Talk ^ | 03/14/2008 | Melissa Vargas

Posted on 03/16/2008 8:37:17 AM PDT by Harrius Magnus

Woman files lawsuit against AMR because passenger next to her masturbated while she slept

A 21-year-old Harris County woman filed a $200,000 lawsuit against American Airlines alleging employees on a flight to Los Angeles from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport failed to protect her while she slept from another passenger who masturbated to her and ejaculated in her hair, according to a lawsuit she filed last week in Tarrant County. The Harris County woman alleges employees knew of the risks associated with failing to “police the passengers to ensure that passengers do not hurt one another,” the suit states. Airline officials did not return calls seeking comment. In a statement to a Houston television station last year, a spokesman said the company regretted the incident, but the flight crew took appropriate action. The woman and her lawyer could not be reached for comment. The Star-Telegram does not identify victims of sexual crimes. Destined for a Spring Break visit with family and friends March 19, the woman flew from Houston to DFW Airport and had settled into her seat for the last leg of flight 2074 to Los Angeles about 11 p.m., the suit states. The woman slept most of the flight, but awoke about 20 minutes before landing when the pilot announced the plane was on decent into Los Angeles. When the woman opened her eyes, she saw that an unknown man had moved into the seat next to her and was staring at her as he masturbated, the suit states. The woman turned toward the window in embarrassment and in an act of nervousness began to run her fingers through her hair where she noticed “a substantial amount of an extremely sticky substance in her hair,” the suit states. The woman began to cry and tried to get the attention of a flight attendant, but was unsuccessful, the suit states. Finally a passenger in the row in front of the woman comforted her and verified the semen in her hair, the suit states. When the plane landed, employee called airport police and the man was arrested. The suit alleges that the during the investigation, American Airlines employees told police they witnessed the man move from his assigned seat into the row where the woman was sleeping. The woman is seeking punitive damages and a jury trial.

-- Melissa Vargas


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1 posted on 03/16/2008 8:37:19 AM PDT by Harrius Magnus
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To: Harrius Magnus

........................ Wouldn’t know what to say on this one.


2 posted on 03/16/2008 8:39:32 AM PDT by tueffelhunden
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To: Harrius Magnus

Wonder how the verification was accomplished? I don’t really want to know though......


3 posted on 03/16/2008 8:42:15 AM PDT by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

But wasn’t it funny in “Something About Mary”?


4 posted on 03/16/2008 8:48:29 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: Slings and Arrows

Is this what they mean by “Fly the Friendly Skies?”


5 posted on 03/16/2008 8:50:34 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


6 posted on 03/16/2008 8:52:30 AM PDT by Harrius Magnus (Pucker up Mo, and your dhimmi Leftist freaks, here comes your Jizya!)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Definitely NOT an “I’ll have what she’s having” moment.

The guy must have the IQ of a garden vegetable.


7 posted on 03/16/2008 8:52:32 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Harrius Magnus
The woman is seeking punitive damages and a jury trial

Of course she is.

I can just see it now. Flight attendant "A" sees man in 23D cranking it and just ignores it. Right.

How about suing the guy who did it?

8 posted on 03/16/2008 8:52:47 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: tueffelhunden

What a disgusting thing to happen to her. No other passengers or flight attendents did anything? The freaking slime should get some prison time and American should buy her off without her having to go court.


9 posted on 03/16/2008 8:53:45 AM PDT by mefistofelerevised
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To: Harrius Magnus

Having worked on the operations side of an airline for 10 years, there is no limit to the stories I can tell. From the jar of Kimchee opened in flight resulting in an emergency diversion, to Cat Chow, the (in)famous New York “artist”, who stowed away on one of our flights. She hid in the bathroom, and when a passenger got up to use the restroom, she would take their seat. After she was unmasked, she was arrested on multiple felonies, including drug possesion. We are convinced that the IQ of someone is directly related to the proximity of an airport. Sadly this story about AA is not uncommon at all. We have are share of these stories, too..


10 posted on 03/16/2008 8:55:42 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Harrius Magnus

Set up?


11 posted on 03/16/2008 8:57:00 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (McCain, and or Huckabee will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Who knew that Bill flew commercial.


12 posted on 03/16/2008 9:00:06 AM PDT by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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To: Harrius Magnus
The woman began to cry and tried to get the attention of a flight attendant, but was unsuccessful, the suit states. Finally a passenger in the row in front of the woman comforted her and verified the semen in her hair, the suit states.

How could the passenger verify the semen if he was sitting in front of her and didn't see what happened? Was he some kind of Johnny-On-the-Spot bodily fluid expert? Sounds like BS to me. Probably an attempt to extort money from the airlines.



"Thank you for flying Johnson airlines. Please come again."

13 posted on 03/16/2008 9:04:29 AM PDT by jdm (Relax, it's just the internet.)
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To: Harrius Magnus
In a better world, the victim's father would pay the criminal's bail at two a.m., and be waiting for him in the parking lot.

It would save the state a considerable amount of time and money.

14 posted on 03/16/2008 9:05:30 AM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Does this make the guy a member of the 1/2 Mile High Club?


15 posted on 03/16/2008 9:06:33 AM PDT by ovrtaxt (Member of the irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.)
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To: jdm

What was her hair doing in his lap? Uh nevermind.


16 posted on 03/16/2008 9:06:43 AM PDT by csmusaret (John McCain is a self rightous little prick.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

200K is not enough.


17 posted on 03/16/2008 9:06:59 AM PDT by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: martin_fierro; Xenalyte; pissant
Like, *PING*, folks.

Warning: adult juvenile content.

18 posted on 03/16/2008 9:11:35 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Grizzled Bear; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
That's why they call it a joystick.


19 posted on 03/16/2008 9:16:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Code Pink should guard against creating stereotypes in the Mincing Community." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Harrius Magnus
"Fly the WAY TOO FRIENDLY skies"

"We love to fly and it shows"

"You are now free to move about the cabin"

"We're American Airlines, Something Special in Your Hair"

"Will that be Wanking or non-Wanking?"

"Excuse me, sir...Sir? That is NOT your safety strap.!"

Cheers!

20 posted on 03/16/2008 9:17:06 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Harrius Magnus
When the plane landed, employee called airport police and the man was arrested. The suit alleges that the during the investigation, American Airlines employees told police they witnessed the man move from his assigned seat into the row where the woman was sleeping. The woman is seeking punitive damages and a jury trial.

The question is: Does American Airlines have a duty to protect its customers? Should/Could they have known that a man moving to a row of seats that contained a sleeping woman had disgusting intentions toward her?

No one seems to be saying that the employees saw the man masterbating, just that they were aware that he had changed seats. I'm going to say no duty here, unless it comes out that men changing seats to harass women is very common and something employees are supposed to be looking out for.

21 posted on 03/16/2008 9:20:28 AM PDT by Dianna
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To: Boundless

Or maybe it was the “frenetic masturbator,” Eliot Spritzer?


22 posted on 03/16/2008 9:29:53 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: csmusaret
What was her hair doing in his lap? Uh nevermind.

I was wondering that, myself: that is, the average distance between someone's...lap and someone else's hair (if they are sitting side-by-side) is rather a long way for such stuff to travel up in the air, unassisted.

Simple physics problem given the initial velocity and the angular declension of the firing unit...

Cheers!

23 posted on 03/16/2008 9:30:16 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Malsua

deep pockets syndrome


24 posted on 03/16/2008 9:31:05 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Harrius Magnus

We’re gonna need a picture of the young lady before we can decide if she deserves the money.


25 posted on 03/16/2008 9:31:09 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Harrius Magnus; grey_whiskers; Tax-chick
The woman slept most of the flight, but awoke about 20 minutes before landing when the pilot announced the plane was on decent into Los Angeles.

I'd say the plane was on indecent.

26 posted on 03/16/2008 9:31:18 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: tueffelhunden
Really...unless the guy lit a cigarette afterwards I don't think she's got a case.:)
27 posted on 03/16/2008 9:31:32 AM PDT by gundog (John McCain is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Illegal Download bump...


28 posted on 03/16/2008 9:34:44 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: Harrius Magnus

She may sue him but he’ll “beat” the rap.....


29 posted on 03/16/2008 9:37:05 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Grizzled Bear
"Is this what they mean by “Fly the Friendly Skies?”

I think it's more like, "snake on a plane."

30 posted on 03/16/2008 9:40:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Harrius Magnus
I flew American Airlines and all I got was this lousy t-shirt ... ???
31 posted on 03/16/2008 9:42:09 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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To: ErnBatavia
Illegal Download bump...

To get in her hair, I gonna guess it was an upload...

32 posted on 03/16/2008 9:45:50 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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To: Malsua
I can just see it now. Flight attendant "A" sees man in 23D cranking it and just ignores it. Right. How about suing the guy who did it?

Have you heard of the porno movie "Deep Throat"?

Well, when this gets made into a porno/courtroom movie, it will be titled "Deep Pockets".

33 posted on 03/16/2008 9:51:04 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: Harrius Magnus
The woman turned toward the window in embarrassment and in an act of nervousness began to run her fingers through her hair where she noticed “a substantial amount of an extremely sticky substance in her hair,”

Did they offer her a blanket for $3.00 or a heated towel for $5.00?

34 posted on 03/16/2008 9:51:16 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: grey_whiskers
" Simple physics problem given the initial velocity and the angular declension of the firing unit..."

He must've had it locked in its full upright position...
35 posted on 03/16/2008 9:54:34 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: television is just wrong
deep pockets syndrome

Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Has she sold the movie rights yet? And has Spitzer's Kristen signed for the lead role?

Cheers!

36 posted on 03/16/2008 9:54:54 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra 1958


37 posted on 03/16/2008 10:31:59 AM PDT by vietvet67
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To: Harrius Magnus; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; Rb ver. 2.0; lesser_satan; Taffini; jdm; ...

JERRY: Ya how was it?

ELAINE: Interesting.

JERRY: Really.

ELAINE: Oh ya.

JERRY: Why what happened?

ELAINE: Let’s see, (thinking) how shall I put this.

JERRY: Just put it.

ELAINE: He took it out.

JERRY: (confused) He what?

ELAINE: He took (blows on her glasses twice to clean them) it out.

JERRY: He took what out?

ELAINE: It.

JERRY: He took It, Out?

ELAINE: Yessiree Bob.

JERRY: He couldn’t.

ELAINE: He did.

JERRY: (motions of making out) Well you were involved in some sort of amorous...

ELAINE: Noooo.

JERRY: You mean he just

ELAINE: Yes.

JERRY: Are you sure?

ELAINE: Oh quite.

JERRY: There was no mistaking it?

ELAINE: (looks straight into his eyes) Jerry.

JERRY: So you were talking, (Elaine makes an agreement sound “mmm”) you’re having pleasant conversation, (Elaine makes an agreement sound “mmm”) then all of sudden...

ELAINE: Yea.

JERRY: It.

ELAINE: It.

JERRY: Out.

ELAINE: Out.

JERRY: Well I, I can’t believe this. I know Phil, he, he’s a good friend of mine. We play softball together. How could this be?

ELAINE: Oh it be. (sarcastically) You got any other friends you want to set me up with?

(Kramer enters)

KRAMER: Hey. (to Elaine) Hey how was your date with Phil Titola?

ELAINE: (to Kramer) He took it out.

(Shocked, Kramer acts like he just got a cold shiver down his back)

KRAMER: Maybe uh, it needed some air. You know sometimes they need air, they can’t breathe in there. It’s in human.


38 posted on 03/16/2008 11:16:52 AM PDT by Gamecock (Viva La Reformacion!)
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To: mefistofelerevised

They should have just tossed him off the plane. Before it landed. This world is so full of disgusting freaks.
susie


39 posted on 03/16/2008 1:23:45 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: grey_whiskers

Probably depends on how she was sleeping (she apparently fell asleep while no one was in the seat next to her) and how long her hair was.
susie


40 posted on 03/16/2008 1:26:39 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: grey_whiskers

“the angular declension of the firing unit...”

You realize, of course, that you owe me a keyboard.

;)


41 posted on 03/16/2008 6:21:54 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (How many Reagans have we lost to campaign-finance reform?)
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To: TheRobb7
Only one response to that:

Keyboard? KEYBOARD?!!! Be glad it didn't land in your HAIR!

Cheers!

42 posted on 03/16/2008 8:05:47 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Harrius Magnus

Don’t they charge for a bag-o-nuts?


43 posted on 10/14/2008 1:18:57 PM PDT by ExiledChicagoan
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