National Football League player suing United Airlines for alleged sexual assault

National Football League player suing United Airlines for alleged sexual assault

Attorneys Darren Darwish and Benji Azizian shared a statement with Tesfatsion which begins by stating "We bring this lawsuit with the hope that it will be one of the last of its kind".

The allegations that the two men make against the United Airlines employee are shocking. That's when the woman was finally removed from the row, according to the lawsuit. One of the players helped the woman put her bag in the overhead bin before taking his seat.

The suit stated that flight attendants only moved the passenger - who was reportedly intoxicated - elsewhere on the aircraft after the harassment turned physical. They say she appeared "disheveled and unbalanced" and immediately began hitting John Doe 1's arm and hassling him over a face mask he wore. The woman allegedly groped him while he repeatedly asked her to stop. However, the suit alleges, the flight attendant never did. Tesfatsion says that the anonymous National Football League player believes that the woman was "intoxicated and taking prescription pills", and tried to tear off his facemask while she "grabbed his penis".

"Fearful of the perception of being a male victim and the racial stigma of being a young African American male, John Doe 1 patiently pleaded for assailant to stop and removed her hand assailant's actions were so inappropriate that John Doe 2 quickly went to [flight attendant] to notify him again of assailant's inappropriate behavior", the suit reads. He claims Doe 2 got up again to inform flight attendants, but says they still did nothing. During the alleged assault, the unnamed woman reportedly tore off the unnamed player's protective face mask - which he was wearing to guard against COVID-19 - and grabbed his genitals.

Two women filed a class action lawsuit against Frontier Airlines in December past year. He then left his seat to seek help. In the end, she was moved to a different seat. The attendant moved the woman to another row. It's unclear if they knew each other prior to the flight.

The two players said that a female passenger groped them, and the flight crew failed to address the situation.

In a statement provided to TheWrap, United said, "The safety and well-being of our customers is always our top priority". "This matter is about accountability; not just from United, but the assailant as well". At this time, we do not have a dollar amount available for comment, but will say that we are seeking justice and compensation, including punitive damages, for what our clients had to endure.

With the player out of his seat, the woman moved over a seat and grabbed the other man's leg and "groin area", the plaintiffs say.

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