Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Harassed On Alaska Flight, Feels 'Disgusted'

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Harassed On Alaska Flight, Feels 'Disgusted'

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Harassed On Alaska Flight, Feels 'Disgusted'

Randi, who is also Mark Zuckerberg's sister, posted a letter on Twitter in which she has explained in detail about a man who was sitting next to her and making sexually explicit and lewd comments to her.

"Feeling furious, disgusted and degraded after an Alaska Airlines flight during which the passenger next to me made repeated lewd, inappropriate, and offensive sexual remarks to me", Randi posted on Facebook.

She said she was upset when they told her not to take it personally and offered to move her to a seat at the back of the plane.

Alaska Airlines flight attendants continued serving the man "multiple alcoholic drinks" for the rest of the flight.

Offended by the attendants' offer of moving to another seat, Zuckerberg wrote, "Which I nearly did until I realised. why should I have to move?"

She tweeted: "The flight attendants told me he was a frequent flier, brushed off his behaviour and kept giving him drinks. I'm the one that is being harassed!" "Once Ms Zuckerberg told flight attendants about this man's behaviour, they should have moved him to a different seat or ejected him from the airplane". "For knowing about his behavior and being more concerned with taking his money than for the safety and security of other passengers around him".

"Ironically, one of those comments was about all the recent sexual harassment cases in the media and how 'these Millenial women just aren't willing to give some booty to get a job anymore, '" Zuckerberg wrote.

Alaska Airlines tweeted that it has launched an investigation and has "revoked this passenger's travel privileges pending the outcome of that investigation".

The airline added that it has zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for its guests and crew members.

"Passengers have a right to feel secure, and airlines have a legal duty to protect passengers from harassment, especially if they are aware that a passenger is being harassed", said Andrew J. Maloney, a lawyer who specializes in aviation law, who believes Alaska Airlines could be found liable if Zuckerberg were to sue.

In the recent times, a number of cases of harassment were faced by flight passengers on board but majority are either brushed aside by authorities or dissolve with time.

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