Mark Zuckerberg's sister sexually harassed on flight, Alaska Airlines launches investigation

Randi Zuckerberg

She was offered a change of seat but she declined as she felt she shouldn't be the one to move.

Part of her open letter to the airline reads: 'I was put in an extremely uncomfortable situation on a flight today when the passenger next to me on my flight from Los Angeles to Mazatland in first class began making explicit, lewd, and highly offensive sexual comments to me, immediately upon boarding the aircraft.

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

When pressed on the issue, flight attendants told Zuckerberg, who stressed that she was "extremely uncomfortable", that she could move to a middle seat at the back of the flight. She was formerly an executive at Facebook, which her brother, Mr Mark Zuckerberg, co-founded.

Andrea "Andy" Schneider, Alaska Airlines vice president of people, called Zuckerberg's report "very disturbing" in a blog post published Thursday.

Feeling "furious, disgusted and degraded", Zuckerberg said both she and her colleague notified Alaska Airlines' flight attendants of the man's actions.




In the letter, she stated that the man talked about touching himself, asked if she fantasises about the colleague she was traveling with and commented on the bodies of other female passengers. "As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and our employees".

The actual number of assaults was likely far greater, as the majority go unreported.

Ray Lane, the Operational Communications Manager for Alaska Airlines spokeswoman, told the Daily News the company is launching an investigation into Zuckerman's claims.

"Passengers have a right to feel secure, and airlines have a legal duty to protect passengers from harassment, especially if they are aware that a passenger is being harassed", Mr Maloney said.

"When I brought it to the flight attendants' attention, their response was that this guy was a frequent Alaska Airlines traveller on this exact route, and they have had to talk to him about his behaviour in the past, but oh well, don't take it personally, this guy doesn't have a filter".

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