WTSP Channel 10 reports on a cruise aboard the Bahamas Paradise Cruise taken by a woman with her friends to celebrate a bachelorette party.
Last Friday, a crew member appeared at her cabin after knocking on the door. When she opened the door, the crew member reportedly grabbed her hands and then said “I want to rape you.” She slammed the door when he repeated the threats several times.
When she complained of the crew member’s behavior on the cruise ship, a manager came to her cabin with the accused employee. Her friend recorded the crew member admitted saying: “I called you outside the cabin door and I said I want to rape you, but I promise I was playing.”
The woman returned from the cruise. She contacted local law enforcement and the Coast Guard. She then went to the media after no one would take her complaints seriously.
WTSP called the cruise line. Shortly after that call, the cruise line’s executive vice president called the woman and told her that the cruise line fired the employee and sent him back home to South America.
It is unknown whether the cruise line reported the incident to law enforcement or informed anyone that it was flying its ship employee out of the jurisdiction, which happens more often than cruise lines want the public to know.
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