An unnamed NFL player is suing United Airlines, stating that flight attendants failed to act when he was allegedly sexually harassed and assaulted by a female passenger.
The NFL player using the alias ‘John Doe 1’ and his friend, ‘John Doe 2,’ are seeking punitive damages.
According to a statement from their attorneys, on Feb. 10, 2020 a woman “sexually harassed, assaulted, abused, and violated” John Doe 1 during a flight. An “intoxicated” woman grabbed his genitals and pulled off the mask he was wearing. Flight attendants did not move her to a new seat until his fourth complaint.
His attorneys said their goal is to “shine light on how assaults can, and are, being made on men, not just women. This is significant, because assault is assault, regardless of gender, race and physical attributes of the victim.”
The unidentified NFL player and “John Doe 2” are seeking compensatory and punitive damages.
A statement I received from attorneys Darren Darwish and Benji Azizian: pic.twitter.com/5LxX2BblLr
— Master (@MasterTes) May 20, 2020
According to TMZ, the NFL player was given a $150 flight voucher by United after the flight.
Senior’s Tweet Asking Obama To Give ‘National Commencement Speech’ Goes Viral
Students Have Rallied Together To Ask Barack Obama To Give ‘National Commencement Speech’ For Class 2020
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to require quarantine and social distancing, high school and college seniors are missing out on many milestones, especially graduation ceremonies.
Therefore many students and supporters rally together to request former President Barack Obama to deliver a national commencement speech for the class of 2020 virtually.
According to People, a source said the Obamas don’t have a response just yet.
This is the tweet that went viral:
Hi @BarackObama! Like most high school/college seniors, I’m saddened by the loss of milestone events, prom & graduation. In an unprecedented time, it would give us great comfort to hear your voice. We ask you to consider giving a national commencement speech to the class of 2020.
— Lincoln (@lincolnjackd) April 15, 2020
Use hashtag #ObamaCommencement2020 to keep the trend g0ing if you have a senior. We hope the seniors get their wish!