While traveling on an American Airlines flight to Paris, passenger Chloe King was seated next to a man who turned out to be a pervert.
The female social media manager from New York City had dozed off while on the flight. When she awoke from the nap she learned that the man next to her had been masturbating while she slept.
Outraged, King tried to complain to the airline after the flight ended but received only “blank stares.”
In her efforts to get retribution for what she calls a “sexual assault,” King published an essay, which got the attention of reporters.
In her essay, she explains that the man was seated between herself and another woman. While she slept, the other woman saw the man masturbating and informed a flight attendant. She was allowed her to switch seats.
The man was informed that he would be arrested upon landing, but King was not told anything until she awoke a while later, and a flight attendant called her to the back of the plane and explained what had happened.
“What they didn’t do was wake me up and move me to a safe place,” King wrote in her essay, titled “We’ve Now Reached Creeping Altitude.”
They also didn’t let her switch seats.
“Instead, they made me climb back over the sex offender, trapped between him and the window for the rest of the flight. I was shaking and crying and trying not to get sick,” King recalled.
Unsatisfied with the generic letter of apology she’s received from the airline, King is now telling everyone to stay away from American Airlines, because they failed to “protect [her] safety in a horrifying situation.”
“You chose to treat the man committing the crime with far more respect than the unconscious woman sitting beside him,” King wrote, addressing the airline. “As humans, we deserve more than that.”
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