Randi Zuckerberg who is a social media executive and sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, reported to Alaska Airlines that, she was sexually harassed by her fellow passenger in her flight from Los-Angeles to Mazatlán, Mexico.
Randi wrote in her Facebook post that the man sitting next to her in first class repeatedly made “explicit, lewd and highly offensive sexual comments.”
The most outrageous thing she faced is when, she complained to the attendants about the passenger they asked her not take this personal and offered to move her seat to the very back of the plain and tried convincing her by saying that he was a regular passenger with the airlines and said that “he just don’t have any filters.” This made Randi more uncomfortable it seemed.
“I just got off the phone with two executives from Alaska Airlines who informed me that they are conducting an investigation and have temporarily suspended this passenger’s travel privileges. While it never should have happened in the first place, I am thankful that they are taking the situation seriously. 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. Both me and my colleague reported the incident to flight attendants who told me this was a frequent flier, brushed off his behavior as “oh, he just doesn’t have a filter,” kept feeding him more drinks, and suggested that I move to the back of the plane if I was uncomfortable. Here is the letter I sent to Alaska Airlines. If you have contacts there, please share. We cannot support businesses that are complicit in allowing this behavior, and value the money of harassers over the comfort of their passengers,” her Facebook post said.
She also tweeted about this issue in twitter, to which Alaska Airlines Responded .
What you have shared with us is very disturbing. We have launched an investigation and have revoked this passenger's travel privileges pending the outcome of that investigation. We wish to discuss this further with you. Please DM us so we can connect tonight.
— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) November 30, 2017
She mentioned about how the whole things started, in her letter which she sent to Alaska Airlines, said, “He started talking to me about touching himself, kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with, rated and commented on the women’s bodies boarding the aircraft as they walked by us, and many more equally horrifying and offensive comments.”
About the exchange of the seat she wrote, “Which I almost did until I realized…why should I have to move? I am the one that is being harassed! By a traveler who has a KNOWN history by these very flight attendants of being inappropriate and offensive in the past.”
Randi Zuckerberg seemed to get confused about why the attendants have not removed the passenger from the plain. She recalled that the passenger continued taking many alcohol beverages and his behavior was worsening with the time.
“While it should never have happened in the first place, I am thankful that they are taking the situation seriously,” she concluded.