According to reports, a chief steward for Malaysia Airlines has been accused of sexually assaulting an Australian woman. These reports suggest that the attack happened during a flight to France. The woman who claims to have been sexually assaulted, Laura Bushney, said that the Malaysia Airlines workers pleaded with her not to report him when he finished.
The woman, who currently lives in Perth, said that she was simply petrified during the assault. He started by touching her and claiming that he was attempting to calm her nerves because she was worried about flying with an airline that is prone to disaster.
Bushney, who is just 26 years old, noted that the cabin crew member sat beside her on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris The flight was only half full, and he started the assault by massaging her leg. He later assaulted her. He took advantage of the vulnerability that she was feeling about flying.
She told the media that she just kept wondering why she didn’t scream or shout. She could not figure out why she didn’t stop it. She knew she could, but in that moment, she didn’t have the power to. She was petrified with fear.
Bushney was able to record part of her attack on her mobile phone. On the phone, she can be heard saying that he is massaging her leg. She than says that she is really scared and just wants to get off of the plane. Later on, the steward can be heard talking to Bushney, pleading with her and trying to tell her that his intentions were all good.
The airline hasn’t commented much on the assault so far. It did, however, release a statement saying that it’s aware that one of its cabin crew workers was detained in France. The carrier said that it also knows that he was detained on allegations of sexual assault. It will do whatever it can to help in this investigation and will fully corporate with the French authorities. If its staff member did something wrong, it will help bring him to justice.
Despite this, Bushney told the media that she has been very disappointed with the response that she has gotten from Malaysia Airlines about her complaint. She claims that they have not contacted her since she made the allegations.