Skip to comments.Woman files lawsuit against AMR because passenger next to her masturbated while she slept
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
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.
Or maybe it was the “frenetic masturbator,” Eliot Spritzer?
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...
deep pockets syndrome
We’re gonna need a picture of the young lady before we can decide if she deserves the money.
I'd say the plane was on indecent.
Illegal Download bump...
She may sue him but he’ll “beat” the rap.....
I think it's more like, "snake on a plane."
To get in her hair, I gonna guess it was an upload...
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".
Did they offer her a blanket for $3.00 or a heated towel for $5.00?
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Has she sold the movie rights yet? And has Spitzer's Kristen signed for the lead role?
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra 1958
JERRY: Ya how was it?
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?
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...
JERRY: You mean he just
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...
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: 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.
They should have just tossed him off the plane. Before it landed. This world is so full of disgusting freaks.
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.
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