A teenage girl who claims she was groped by an elderly man on a flight has been told by the airline she ‘wore extremely short shorts’ and had repeatedly climbed over another passenger.
Chelsea Schiffel was travelling with her family from LA to Sydney on a United Airlines flight in July 2014 at the age of 15 when she alleges she was touched inappropriately, News Corp reported.
The girl alleges the man touched her breasts twice after her mother Narelle, 42, had got up to speak to a family member, who was seated in the rear of the plane.
When her mother complained to airline staff members and demanded for different seats, the pair were asked to return to their same seats for the remainder of the flight.
In a letter to the family, United Airlines denied the pair’s allegations and suggested her choice of clothing may have bear some of the blame.