A lawsuit against two Pilots has made it to federal court this week. Accusing the two of drugging and raping three staff members during a layover in Puerto Rico last year in what the Pilots referred to as a “fantasy” sexual assault-leaving one of the victims with an STD.
The women are seeking at least $75,000 in psychological damages concerning the attack that happened May of 2018.
This week, the unnamed victims who reside in Fort Worth Texas, filed a lawsuit in New York federal court, accusing the two JetBlue pilots Eric Johnson and Dan Watson of raping and drugging the three women during a long layover at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan.
The lawsuit indicates that Johnson and Watson met up with the three women on the beach on May 9 during their layover, after bragging that they worked for JetBlue, the men then offered the flight crew beers from a lunch pale which the women drank. The women claim that the drinks were laced with drugs but had no idea at the time.
“The rest of the night became a blur for [the women],” the lawsuit reads, finding themselves in the hotel with the pilots after spending an undocumented amount of time at the beach.
Despite those claims, Watson had “left the scene after having been scratched,” but one of the victims recalls opening her eyes to Johnson touching her but was unable to communicate because of the sedatives.
“[Her] flashes of memory included Johnson having sexual intercourse with the other [third] crewmember who was also under the influence of the drugs,” the suit claims.
The suit reported that Johnson said“Thank you for making my fantasy come true,” to the pair following the attack.
Once they returned to the airport for their flight to N.J. the next morning, the victims reported feeling “groggy and numb” as they “expressed to each other that they were stunned” by what occurred.
One of the victims who returned home to Utah tested positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV), “which she could only have contracted from defendant Johnson,” as accused by the suit.
Even though two of the victims had reported the attack to JetBlue headquarters, the company said they were “purporting to investigate the matter; no corrective action was ever taken again.”
Nevertheless, because of the negligence of the company the two women sought outside help and are now suing for $75,000 each in damages, in addition to attorney’s fees and costs, reported the New York Post.
“What happened to my clients is truly horrific, and JetBlue’s failure to take corrective action is appalling. I am hopeful that the courage of my clients will bring about some real change and inspire others who have been silenced to come forward,” Melamed announced on Thursday, March 21. “We look forward to getting justice,” announced Attorney Abraham Z. Melamed, of Derek Smith Law Group, in an interview with Fox News.
As for JetBlue, the large airline “takes allegations of violent or inappropriate behavior very seriously and investigates such claims thoroughly.”
“We work to create a respectful workplace for all our crewmembers where they feel welcome and safe,” an employee spokesperson announced, however, refused to answer any questions.