Zuckerberg said the flight attendants offered to move her to a middle seat in the back of the plane, but she refused because why should she have to move, when she was the one being harassed?
"He started talking to me about touching himself, kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with, rated and commented on the women's bodies boarding the aircraft as they walked by us", she wrote in her complaint, which was also posted on Facebook. He also made comments while being served alcoholic drinks.
"Why should I have to move?" she said.
"But I am even more furious with Alaska Airlines for knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women", she said.
When she alerted the flight attendants, they allegedly said the man was a frequent traveler on the route and they have had to talk to him about his behavior in the past. "I guess his money means more than our safety?"
"We can not support businesses that are complicit in allowing this behavior, and value the money of harassers over the comfort of their passengers", she continued.
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"We can not support businesses that are complicit in allowing this behavior, and value the money of harassers over the comfort of their passengers", she added.
Some people thanked her for being courageous enough to speak out and others offered their sympathy.
What angered Zuckerberg more than the man's behaviour was the way in which airline staff dealt with the situation, she said.
"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", said Andrew J. Maloney, a lawyer who specializes in aviation law, who believes Alaska Airlines could be found liable if Zuckerberg were to sue. We're fully investigating this situation and will take appropriate steps, as needed.
We've reached out to Alaska Airlines for further comment.
In the recent times, a number of cases of harassment were faced by flight passengers on board but majority are either brushed aside by authorities or dissolve with time.