POSTED 6:00 PM, DECEMBER 16, 2019, BY KIM POSEY, UPDATED AT 11:28AM, DECEMBER 26, 2019
DENVER — A federal class-action lawsuit was filed Monday against Frontier Airlines on behalf of two Colorado residents who allege the airline failed to prevent, report and respond to sexual assaults of passengers.
The women say they want Frontier to improve their policies and procedures for handling passenger-on-passenger sexual assault allegations, and they are also asking for monetary damages.
One woman, going by the name Jane Doe, alleges that she was sexually assaulted by another passenger on a flight from Denver to Florida in 2018. She is represented by Pamela Maas, a lawyer in Littleton, as well as New York Life’s Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP and Massachusetts based attorney Tyler Fox.
“This was a red-eye flight. She was asleep. She had the blanket over her, and the passenger next to her stuck his hand under the blanket into her private region,” Maass said.
The woman says she contacted the flight attendant, who did not report the incident to anyone else, and did not ask for law enforcement to be contacted.
According to her attorney, Jane Doe called the FBI herself once she landed, and they are investigating.