Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has alleged that she was sexually harassed by male passenger while travelling from Los Angeles to Mazatlán, Mexico on Alaska Airlines flight. She took to social media and shared the letter which she had written to the Seattle-based airline.
Randi Zuckerberg took to social media and shared the letter which she had written to the Seattle-based airline.
“We have temporarily suspended this passenger’s travel privileges. We want our guests to feel safe,” the airline said.
In a letter to executives of the airline, Randi Zuckerberg narrated the entire incident and said that she was extremely uncomfortable with a man sitting near her, explaining he constantly made sexually explicit and lewd comments to her and others in the firstclass section while being served multiple alcoholic drinks. She said the man talked about touching himself, asked if she fantasized about the colleague she was travelling with, and commented on the bodies of female passengers as they boarded the plane.
“When I brought it to the flight attendants’ attention, there response was that this guy was a frequent Alaska Airlines traveler and they had to talk to him about his behavior in the past but oh well, dont take it personally, this guy just doesn’t have a filter. After I told them that I was extremely uncomfortable, they suggested to me that they could re-seat me in a middle seat at the very back of the plane, Which I almost did until I realised why should I have to move? I am the one that is being harassed!” She claimed in the letter.
Following Zuckerberg’s complaints, two executives of Alaska Airlines contacted her and informed her that they are conducting an investigation.
“We have temporarily suspended this passenger’s travel privileges. We want our guests to feel safe. As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members,” the airline reportedly said.
Source: Zee News