Woman Files Lawsuit Against ‘Horny’ Pilot on United Flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A woman is suing United and a passenger she was sitting next to after he allegedly molested her during a July 2016 flight…..

 

Monte Wedl, a FedEx pilot, had told a flight attendant he was “horny” before inappropriately touching passenger Anne Dowling sitting beside him.

According to the lawsuit Dowling filed, Wedl, onboard a United flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco, was served “at least three to four vodka sodas,” which he drank along with the sleep drug Ambien.

Dowling was scheduled to fly to SFO in economy class on her July 2016 flight. However, when boarding, United upgraded Dowling to business, where she sat next 47-year-old Wedl.

He allegedly got out of his seat at one point during the flight to tell crew member Eva Yu that he “missed his wife” and that he was “horny,” the suit says.

Yu had the man return to his seat – which he did – but once he was seated, Dowling claims Wedl placed his “hand on the back of her leg near her buttock.”

She “removed his hand and fell back asleep,” the lawsuit states, before waking up again to Wedl “rubbing her thigh, grabbing her butt, and attempting to reach into her pants.”

Dowling said she “cried ‘stop’ and he withdrew his hand from her body.”

Dowling alleges she asked Wedl what he was doing, but he only “creepily smiled at her in response.”

At another point during the flight, the lawsuit claims Wedl “forced his hand between Dowling’s body and her own hand. He then firmly began rubbing her vagina through her clothes,” while “rapidly masturbating underneath his blanket.”

Dowling asked him to stop and then reported the incident to a flight attendant. She asked to be moved, but according to the suit, the United crew member told her there were no open seats and suggested she talk to her assailant instead.

Eventually a purser moved Dowling to another seat, but in the same row.

Dowling is seeking $75,000 in damages from both the airline and Wedl, claiming she suffers from PTSD, and other psychological conditions because of the July 2016 incident.

She also insists United “took absolutely no precautionary measures” to prevent the attack and served Wedl “excessive alcohol” while on the flight.

 

 

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