Airline Accused of Ignoring Sexual Harassment of Passenger


Zuckerberg tweeted Wednesday that she spoke by phone with two executives from Alaska Airlines, and was informed an investigation was underway and the passenger had his travel privileges suspended.

Zuckerberg said she reported it to flight attendants, who replied that the man was a regular flyer on the route and seemed to make light of the situation. Zuckerberg said in her letter that the passenger referenced recent reports and allegedly said "these Millennial women just aren't willing to give some booty to get a job anymore".

Randi Zuckerberg is a former executive of Facebook, the company founded by her brother Mark Zuckerberg. "Once Ms. Zuckerberg told flight attendants about this man's behavior, they should have moved him to a different seat or ejected him from the airplane". The flight attendants also said, "don't take it personally". The passenger also was provided with alcohol throughout the flight, and at one point, a flight attendant reportedly stopped by to ask, "Are you behaving today?"

"Their response was that this guy was a frequent Alaska Airlines traveler" who they had talked to "about his behavior in the past", Zuckerberg wrote. The man, according to Zuckerberg continued making sexual comments the entire flight.

She described Zuckerberg's account as "disturbing" but said the carrier's flight attendants "by and large do an unbelievable job addressing a myriad of situations in a really, really professional and competent way".

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The Silicon Valley entrepreneur says she was verbally harassed by a fellow male passenger - and that the airline staff did nothing to stop it.

She added: "Why is it the woman that needs to switch seats in this situation? Shouldn't he have been thrown off the plane?!"

When Zuckerberg reiterated her discomfort with the man's behavior, the only solution the crew provided was for her to relocate from her first-class seat to a middle seat in the back of the plane. "We take it extremely seriously and have launched a thorough investigation". The safety and well-being of our guests and employees is our number one priority.

"We are going to be listening and learning, and do everything we possibly can to ensure everyone feels safe and comfortable on our planes". "As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and our employees".