A passenger claims American Airline staff saw a man masturbating beside her when she slept and failed to wake her up and moved her to safety.
Chloe King was on a flight to Paris when the man in the seat next to her started touching himself inappropriately as she slept.
Another woman in the row caught sight of the man’s sexual crime, informed cabin crew and requested to move seats, but Ms King was left next to him.
American Airlines staff told her about the incident and informed her the French Police had been notified and the man will be arrested upon landing in the capital.
Understandably, Ms King was shaken up and wanted to move away from the man.
She said: ‘What they didn’t do was wake me up and move me to a safe place. What they didn’t do was accommodate my request — after informing me of the assault — to sit anywhere else on the plane for landing.
‘Instead, they made me climb back over the sex offender, trapped between him and the window for the rest of the flight.
American Airlines statement
American always strives to maintain a safe and comfortable travel experience for all of our customers.
‘We are reviewing how we handled the situation on this flight, and have reached out directly to Ms. King. During the flight, our crew requested that French law enforcement meet the aircraft in Paris.
‘Upon arrival, French officials interviewed the male passenger regarding the allegations.’