Zuckerberg's sister alleges sexual harassment in a flight; heres what she said

Sheri Evans
December 3, 2017

In the attached letter, Zuckerberg writes that before her flight from LA to Mazatlan, Mexico, had even taken off, the passenger next to her in first class "began making explicit, lewd, and highly offensive sexual comments" to her, talked about " touching himself" and asked her if she fantasised about her female colleague.

In a post on Facebook, she claims that flight attendants ignored her complaints and dismissed the offender because of his status as a frequent flier.

According to her complain, Flight attendants offered Zuckerberg to move her to a seat at the back of the plane. He also made comments while being served alcoholic drinks.

Offended by the attendants' offer of moving to another seat, Zuckerberg wrote, "Which I nearly did until I realised. why should I have to move?"

Zuckerberg was also irate at Alaska Airlines' staff for "knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women". "Once Ms. Zuckerberg told flight attendants about this man's behavior, they should have moved him to a different seat or ejected him from the airplane". I guess his $ means more than our safety? "I am the one being harassed!"

On all these alleged Alaska Airline said on Twitter with their official account, "Recent events involving sexual harassment onboard our aircraft will not be tolerated".

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Some people thanked her for being fearless enough to speak out and others offered their sympathy.

After getting noted by the media, the incident reached Alaska Airlines which temporarily revoked Randi's travel privileges while the investigation is underway.

"What's infuriating is that as women (ex: the flight attendants) we're programmed to grin & bear it, giggle it off & make excuses for men who don't know how to behave", Venture Capitalist Elizabeth Galbut tweeted in response.

Bobbie Egan continued: "The safety and well-being of our guests is our number one priority".

"What Randi Zuckerberg shared with us is very disturbing", Lane said, later adding: "As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members". It remains unclear why the passenger was not removed from the flight.

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