Unnamed NFL Player Suing United Airlines Over Alleged Sexual Assault and Harassment by Female Passenger

FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

An unnamed NFL player filed a lawsuit against United Airlines on Wednesday alleging the company failed to properly respond to his reporting of sexual assault and harassment during a Feb. 10 flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.

Bleacher Report’s Master Tesfatsion reported the player, who’s listed in the complaint as John Doe 1, filed the suit in coordination with another male passenger (John Doe 2). They allege four complaints were made against a female passenger sitting in the same row for “unwanted sexual advances” before flight attendants moved her.

The player also said the woman was intoxicated and taking prescription pills, per Tesfatsion. He said the woman wasn’t moved until she ripped off his face mask, which was being worn to guard against COVID-19, and grabbed his penis.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the Superior Court of California of the County of Los Angeles, requested a jury trial in the case.

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SOURCE: Bleacher Report, Tim Daniels