Mark Zuckerberg's sister sexually harassed by co-passenger on flight; Alaska Air orders probe

02 December 2017, 12:14 PM
Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg's sister (File photo)
Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg's sister (File photo)

Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg’s sister and a former Facebook executive took to social media while detailing her uncomfortable flight experience between Los Angeles and Mazatlan, Mexico.

She wrote a letter to Seattle-based Alaska Airlines claiming that a male passenger constantly made sexually explicit and lewd comments to her and others in the first class section while being served multiple alcoholic drinks.

The airlines said on Thursday that it was investigating the matter. Zuckerberg said that when she reported the man to flight attendants, they seemed to make light of the situation while replying that he was a regular flyer on the route.

Further, they told her not to take it personally and offered to move her to a seat at the back of the plane. She wrote that she was furious with the airline for "knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women.

"The airline said it contacted Zuckerberg about the "disturbing" claims and revoked the man's travel privileges pending the outcome of the investigation.

It further added: "We want our guests to feel safe. As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members."

First Published: Saturday, December 02, 2017 11:47 AM
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