NFL player sues United Airlines, alleges woman sexually assaulted him on flight

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'An NFL player said he was sexually harassed and assaulted by a female passenger on a United Airlines flight and accused two flight attendants of failing to properly respond to his complaints.

The incident happened during a late-night plane ride in February from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The lawsuit says that the men saw the woman taking prescription pills and believe she was intoxicated and under the influence of drugs. Her behavior toward the men "intensified" during the plane ride, according to the lawsuit.
"Fearful of the perception of being a male victim and the racial stigma of being a young African American male, John Doe 1 patiently pleaded for assailant to stop and removed her hand," the suit says.

John Doe 2, who was in an aisle seat, complained twice to a flight attendant, according to the lawsuit, but the attendant did not take action. After John Doe 1 asked a second flight attendant for help, the woman was given a verbal warning.

But according to the lawsuit, the woman's alleged actions did not stop. The lawsuit accuses her of stroking her hand across John Doe 1's lap toward his inner leg and caressing his chest and face. At one point, she allegedly grabbed his penis and ripped his face mask off.
The men filed the lawsuit seeking damages after United refused to give them the identities of the woman and the flight attendants.

"This matter is about accountability; not just from United but the assailant as well," an attorney for the men said. "Those with a duty to others should be held accountable for their failures to uphold their responsibilities. Those who report assaults should not be ignored, but believed, their claims investigated, and appropriate action taken where warranted."'

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