- Two unnamed women from Riverton, Utah, and Fort Worth, Texas, allege they and a third unidentified crew member were drugged by pilots in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in May 2018.
- The women said they met pilots Eric Johnson and Dan Watson on the beach while off duty and were handed beer to drink by the men, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday.
- The women allege that the beer was drugged and the night was a “blur” after they met the men.
- Jane Doe 1 alleged that Johnson had sex with her against her will but she could not fight him off because she was “in a haze,” and that he knowingly passed on a sexually transmitted disease, the lawsuit said.
Two female JetBlue crew members have accused male pilots of drugging and raping them while off duty, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday.
The women, who are unnamed in the suit and are referred to as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, are from Riverton, Utah, and Fort Worth, Texas, claimed they and a third unidentified crew member were drugged by pilots Eric Johnson and Dan Watson in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in May 2018, according to court documents first reported by NJ.com.
Jane Doe 1 also alleged that Johnson had sex with her against her will, and that she could not fight him off because she was “in a haze,” and that he knowingly passed on a sexually transmitted disease, the lawsuit said.
The women, who had completed their shift on a flight from Washington, DC, to Puerto Rico, said they met Johnson and Watson on the beach and learned they were pilots after checking into the Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan.
While at the beach, Johnson opened a beer from his lunch box and gave it to Jane Doe 1, who shared it with Jane Doe 2 and the other crew member, according to the lawsuit.
The women alleged that the rest of the night “became a blur” after they drank from the beer, which they claimed was “laced with a drug,” according to court documents.
At some point, the women returned to the Intercontinental Hotel with the men, and Jane Doe 1 alleged in the suit she knew Johnson was having sex with her against her will, but she couldn’t react because she was “in a haze.”
Jane Doe 1 recalled having “flashes of memory” that included Johnson having sex with the unidentified crew member, and telling her, “thank you for making my fantasy come true,” according to the lawsuit.
Jane Doe 1 said in court documents that she woke up “groggy and felt numb” the next day, and expressed to Jane Doe 2 and the other crew member what she remembered from the night.
All three women were nauseous and vomited on their flight to Newark, New Jersey, according to the suit.
Jane Doe 1 later learned she had contracted human papillomavirus, or HPV, which she had previously tested negative for, court documents said.
She also contacted JetBlue’s headquarters and reported “sexual assault, rape and sex and gender discrimination,” which the company said it would investigate, according to the suit.
The women are suing JetBlue, Johnson, and Watson for at least $US75,000 in damages.
In a statement to INSIDER, a JetBlue spokesperson said it cannot comment on pending legal matters.
“JetBlue takes allegations of violent or inappropriate behaviour very seriously and investigates such claims thoroughly,” the statement said. “We work to create a respectful workplace for all our crewmembers where they feel welcome and safe.”
INSIDER has contacted the women’s lawyers for comment.
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