The man says that he and his friend, who was identified as "John Do 2", watched the woman take some pills and believe that she was under that influence.
The players filed the lawsuit after United Airlines refused to provide the identity of the woman they accused of sexually assaulting them. The men were later informed she was "moved a second time for being disruptive yet again - and finally moved to a row with no other passengers". It claims that crew ignored numerous complaints raised by him and his co-traveler as they were sexually harassed and assaulted by a female passenger on a red-eye flight back in February. One of the men helped her stow her luggage and she took her seat by the window.
The suit alleges that the woman's behavior escalated and she began groping and massaging John Doe 1′s knees and thighs. John Doe 1 then jumped up from his seat and said out loud that the woman was touching him. They said that four complaints were made against a female passenger sitting in their row for "unwanted sexual advances" before flight attendants moved her somewhere else.
A flight attendant walking by allegedly gave the woman a verbal warning but took no further action. The player said that the woman wasn't moved until she ripped off his face mask, which was worn to protect him against the coronavirus, and grabbed his penis.
The player is seeking "compensatory and punitive damages" for seven charges including sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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The allegations that the two men make against the United Airlines employee are shocking. He rushed to notify a flight attendant.
An unnamed National Football League player from Essex County is suing United Airlines saying he was groped by a drugged up woman in his row - and crew members did little to stop it.
Tesfatsion obtained a statement from Darren Drawish and Benji Azizian, the two attorneys that represent the unnamed men. At that point, the suit alleges, the woman moved to the middle seat and then began harassing John Doe 2, grabbing his leg and groin area, according to the suit.
Attorneys Darren Darwish and Benji Azizian added that sexual assaults "continue to be an ongoing problem" and are particularly prevalent on red-eye flights, and said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had warned airlines in 2018 about the "alarming rate" at which those assaults were increasing.
"This is significant because assault is assault, regardless of the gender, race of physical attributes of the victim", the statement said. The woman "intensified her sexual assault and abuse".