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Lawsuit: JetBlue pilot raped crew members after lacing their beer

March 21, 2019 - 3:36 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A pilot drugged and raped two crew members during a layover in Puerto Rico, according to a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways.

The lawsuit filed Monday in Brooklyn also alleges the pilot “intentionally” gave one of the women a sexually transmitted disease.

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Two women, Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, and a third female crew member say they were drugged by two pilots, Eric Johnson and Dan Watson, during a layover in San Juan on May 9. They are each suing for at least $75,000 in damages.

The lawsuit alleges two of the women, Jane Doe 1 and the third crew member, were raped by Johnson after being drugged.

“Johnson and Watson drugged (Jane Doe 2) and intended to rape (her) but did not when (she) began vomiting which was a turnoff,” according to court papers.

The suit says the women checked into the Intercontinental Hotel and then went to a beach, where they were handed a drug-laced beer by Johnson.

The women shared the beer, according to the suit, which says, “the rest of the night became a blur for Doe 1, Doe 2 and the other crew member.”

Jane Doe 1 alleges she woke up in a hotel room to find Johnson raping her but “was unable to react to the situation.” She has “flashes of memory,” including of Johnson “having sexual intercourse with the (third) crew member who was also under the influence of the drugs.”

Johnson allegedly told the women: “Thank you for making my fantasy come true.”

The next morning, the women felt “groggy and numb” and vomited on a flight back to Newark while talking about their ordeal, the suit says.

Jane Doe 1 says she tested positive for the sexually transmitted disease HPV, “which she could have only contracted from Defendant Johnson.”

The women say they reported their “sexual assault, rape and sex and gender discrimination” to JetBlue at the airline’s New York headquarters and were told there’d be an investigation – but the suit says no action was taken against the two pilots.

In a statement to the New York Post, JetBlue wrote it doesn’t comment on pending litigation but takes “allegations of violent or inappropriate behavior very seriously and investigates such claims thoroughly.”

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