Woman Files Lawsuit Alleging NCL Crew Member Sexually Harassed Her

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  • On July 5th a North Carolina woman filed suit against Norwegian Cruise Lines.
  • The lawsuit claims that one of the company’s crewmembers sexually harassed and inappropriately touched the plaintiff.
  • The suit alleges that Norwegian failed to properly supervise the perpetrator, and failed in its duty to protect its passengers.

Over the summer a North Carolina woman filed suit against Norwegian Cruise Lines, claiming that one of the company’s workers sexually harassed her.

The plaintiff alleges that the crew member made sexual advances toward her as he brought her luggage into her room on February 21st. After rebuffing his advances, the crew member allegedly continued with his sexually charged suggestions and inappropriately touched the victim. She then reportedly contacted security and informed them of the crew member’s misconduct.

The plaintiff filed suit against NCL (Bahamas) in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 5th. The suit claims that Norwegian failed to properly supervise its employee, and failed in its duty to provide security for its passengers.

The suit seeks damages in excess of $75,000, plus interest, legal fees, and other compensation deemed just by the courts.

Many travelers would be surprised to learn that sexual crimes are among the most frequently reported of all crimes aboard cruise ships. Recent changes in the way cruise ship crimes are reported has resulted in a nearly fivefold jump in reported cruise ship sexual assaults, when comparing the first half of 2015 to the first half of 2016.