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‘Horny’ passenger on the United flight allegedly abused woman sitting next to him, lawsuit claims

A woman is suing United and a passenger she was sitting next after he allegedly abused her during a July 2016 flight.

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A woman is suing United and a passenger she was sitting next after he allegedly abused her during a July 2016 flight.

A drunk commercial pilot on board a United flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco allegedly told a flight attendant he was “horny” for inappropriately touching a passenger Anne Dowling sat next to him, court documents say.

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Dowling was scheduled to fly to SFO in economy class on its July 2016 flight. However, at the time of boarding United upgraded Dowling to the world of business, where she sat next to FedEx captain Monte wedl, 47.

According to the lawsuit Dowling filed last week, wedl was served “at least three to four vodka sodas,” which he drank together with the sleep drug Ambien.

Wedl allegedly got out of his seat during the flight, tell a member of the crew Eva Yu that he “missed his wife” and that he was “horny,” the suit says.

Yu had the man back to his seat, which he did, but once he sat, Dowling claims wedl put his hand on the back of her leg near her butt.”

“She removed his hand and fell back to sleep,” the lawsuit states, before the waking up again wedl “rubbing her thigh, grabbing her ass, and trying to reach into her pants.”

“He creepily smiled at her reaction.”

– Anne Dowling lawsuit

Dowling said she, “cried ‘stop’ and he pulled his hand from her body.”

Dowling claims she asked wedl what he was doing, but he only “creepily smiled at her reaction.”

At any other time during the flight, the lawsuit claims wedl “forced his hand between Dowling’s body and her own hand. He firmly began to rub her vagina through her clothing,” and “quickly masturbate under his blanket.”

Dowling asked him to stop and then reported the incident to a flight attendant. She asked to be moved, but according to the suit, the United member of the crew told her there were no open seats and suggested she talk with her attacker in its place.

Eventually the purser moved Dowling to a different place, but in the same row.

As soon as they landed, Dowling reported the incident to Unbound, San Francisco police and the FBI. A criminal complaint was filed against wedl in December 2016 in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California, but he was acquitted of all charges in June 2017.

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Dowling is seeking $75,000 in damages of both the airline and wedl, that she suffers from PTSD and other psychological conditions due in July 2016 incident.

She also emphasizes that United “took absolutely no precautionary measures” to prevent the attack and served wedl “excessive alcohol consumption”, while on the flight.

United declined to comment on the matter is “pending litigation,” but told Fox News, “Safety is our top priority and we are always looking for more we can do to ensure the safety and security of the hundreds of thousands of people who fly United each day.”

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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