A man on a Delta Air Lines flight was served more than 10 vodka drinks and a glass of wine resulting in him getting drunk on the flight. He then proceeded to sexually assault and grope a 16-year-old girl and her mother while on the plane.
The women, who have filed a lawsuit, claimed that the flight attendants on the Delta flight had ignored the two women’s requests for help when the intoxicated man started behaving aggressively and even inappropriately touching them. The women were stuck in a nine-hour flight with the man.
In the lawsuit filed on Tuesday in the Eastern District of New York, the women have alleged that the staff had allowed the man to simply leave the plane when they reached their destination in Athens, Greece, without getting the local or U.S. authorities involved despite the allegations of sexual assault. In the $2 million lawsuit, the women accuse Delta of gross negligence and are asking to receive compensation as the flight attendants continued providing drinks to the passenger despite him being visibly drunk.
The complaint points out that throughout the flight the man kept getting drunker and eventually started trying to speak to the 16-year-old girl who was sitting next to him. The girl ignored him at first, but then he started getting aggressive and yelling at her.
When the women informed the flight attendants about the incident and the rapidly escalating events, the women were simply instructed to remain patient as the flight attendant moved away. The flight attendant also refused to have the two women seated elsewhere dismissing the complaints.