Court House News reports that a former Royal Caribbean crew member working on the Mariner of the Seas has alleged in a lawsuit filed in Miami that another crew member sexually assaulted her in November 2013.
"Jane Doe" alleges that when she returned to her cabin, the crew member was having sex with her roommate in her cabin and she left the cabin. When she returned, she alleges that her roommate and the male crew member were sleeping. She claims that she then got into her bed and fell asleep. She alleges that later, she awoke when the male crew member began to sexually assault her.
After the alleged sexual assault, Jane Doe claims that "she notified the ship’s chief of security, and then went to the ship’s medical center to have a rape kit performed."
The complaint also alleges that Jane Doe did not receive appropriate medical treatment. She has since left the cruise line’s employment.
The crew member is represented by Michael Winkleman of the Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman law firm in Miami.
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