Alaska Airlines to investigate Randi Zuckerberg's report of sexual harassment on plane

Randi Zuckerberg took to social media Wednesday to detail her recent flight between Los Angeles and Mazatlan Mexico

The founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, who previously worked at her brother Mark's company Facebook, said the person talked to her about touching himself, repeatedly asked her if she fantasized about her female colleague she was traveling with, commented about other passengers' bodies and made "many more equally horrifying and offensive comments". "I am the one that is being harassed!"

In a letter to executives of the Alaska airline, she explained and said that she was extremely uncomfortable with a man sitting near to her, he constantly made sexually explicit and made comments to her.

"We can not support businesses that are complicit in allowing this behavior, and value the money of harassers over the comfort of their passengers", Zuckerberg wrote.

But the incident only became more infuriating when flight attendants allegedly brushed off his behavior, claiming he's a regular flier.

Ms Zuckerberg said she and her colleague both reported the man's behaviour to the flight attendants, who, she added, shrugged off their complaints, saying that he was a frequent flyer who was known to act that way.

"They came by my seat a few times and sweetly asked the passenger, 'Are you behaving today?'"




Alaska Airlines did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines has launched an investigation and has temporarily suspended her co-passenger's travel privileges.

When she complained to flight attendants, she says they told her she shouldn't take it personally, and offered to move her seat, rather than her alleged harasser. We want our guests to feel safe.

Offended by the attendants' offer of moving to another seat, Zuckerberg wrote, "Which I nearly did until I realised. why should I have to move?"

The letter explicitly said Zuckerberg was going to write about her appalling experience on social media, and it went viral once posted on Facebook. "Once Ms Zuckerberg told flight attendants about this man's behaviour, they should have moved him to a different seat or ejected him from the airplane". "As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members", the airline reportedly said.

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