Woman claims United not enough about the alleged groping

A woman who said she was harassed by a drunk man on a United flight is frustrated that the airline let him in the first place.


A former education adviser to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said she was repeatedly groped by a drunk on a United flight to New Jersey.

Katie Campos wrote on Twitter that she was “shocked” airline officials not do more to her and the other women of a “visibly very drunk” creep legs during their 45-minute flight from Buffalo to Newark.

Campos said the man repeatedly grabbed her upper, inner thighs, even after she pushed him away.

“The first time I swatted his hand away very hard,” she said. “The second time I asked him to stop touching me, to which he replied that he was not touching me.”

After the third time, Campos went to the back of the plane to the report of the perv of a flight attendant.

“I told the stewardess that I refused to go back to sit in my chair and that I was very uncomfortable being near him,” she said.

She reported that the man was harassing the women sit on the other side, and that she’d heard him ask to kiss her, even after she told him repeatedly to leave her alone.

Campos was then moved to an open middle seat in the row behind the shift.

The other woman asked to switch seats when an attendant came to ask if she was ok.

“This was the worst,” Campos wrote. “The woman was in the window of a dark airplane travel after midnight. This man was bigger than her. He forced himself on her. He repeatedly leaned over her face and touched her.”

Campos said that even after her and the other women were moved, the disgusting creep to continue to make comments on and continued to touch other female passengers.

“It continued to escalate and the only reason that it ended is that the flight ends,” she said.

The man, identified by police as Michael Hildebrand, was met by officials when the plane landed and accused of disorderly conduct, the Washington Post reported.

In a statement to the paper, United said that they are conducting an internal review and had “no tolerance” for the behavior that is described by Campos.

Campos, the executive director of Teach For America chapter in Buffalo, wondered why the visibly drunk man had even been allowed on the plane, and why present not do more to watch or stop him.

“What would have happened if this was a 2 hour flight?” she asked. “A lot has happened in 45 minutes, while this behavior is not stopped.”

This article originally appeared on the New York Post.

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