EVA Air flight attendant accuses 440 pound male passenger of sexual harassment after demanding fellow workers wipe his backside after using the toilet.
An overweight passenger aboard a Taiwanese airliner is alleged to have forced flight attendants to remove his pants so he could use the toilet — then wipe his butt while moaning in pleasure.
A flight attendant for EVA Air — which only employs female cabin crew, alleges the male passenger subjecting her and two of her colleagues to the man’s whims during an LA-to-Taipei flight on Saturday, according to Focus Taiwan.
“I feel dirty.” The flight attendant wrote on an Instagram post detailing the experience.
The passenger, who was confined to a wheelchair, told the flight attendants that he needed assistance to use the lavatory, two hours into the flight.
‘I felt that as a flight attendant, removing a passenger’s underwear was beyond the scope of my responsibilities,’ the flight attendant, identified only as Kuo told a news conference, where she was accompanied by reps from the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union.
‘I told him we couldn’t help him, but he started yelling. He told me to go in there immediately and threatened to relieve himself on the floor,’ the flight attendant reiterated.
‘As the passenger’s genitals were now exposed, one of my colleagues brought a blanket, which I used to cover his modesty,’ she continued. ‘But he very angrily slapped my hand away, saying he didn’t want it and only wanted me to remove his underwear so he could use the toilet.’
The man also insisted that they keep the door open because otherwise ‘he couldn’t breathe,’ according to the Daily Mail.
The women managed to keep the door closed, but the man — whose weight was estimated to be 440 pounds — then refused to leave the bathroom unless they wiped his backside after finishing ‘relieving’ himself.
The flight attendants refused at first but then decided to oblige the passenger in the hope he wouldn’t continue remaining in the lavatory.
But it gets grimmer. Brace yourselves….
EVA Air flight attendant sexual harassment: ‘I locked myself in the cubicle, vomited and cried’.
Matters took a turn for the worse when the chief attendant donned three pairs of latex gloves and began wiping the passenger.
‘He said, ‘Oh, mmm, deeper, deeper,’ and then accused my chief attendant of not properly cleaning his backside, requesting that she do it again,’ she said.
‘You can pull my pants back up now,’ he finally said, according to the crew member.
The flight attendant said that after the incident, she shut herself up in a toilet cubicle, vomited, and cried. The smell lingered, and could not be washed away.
To add insult to injury, after landing, a male ground crew took the man off the flight and asked him if he needed to use the bathroom. The passenger said ‘yes,’ but when asked if he required assistance, replied, ‘No.’
The union has since labeled the incident as blatant sexual harassment and asked that EVA sue the passenger, who had defecated in his underwear during a previous flight in May 2018, Focus Taiwan reported.
The union urged the airline to establish standard operation procedures, including making sure that disabled passengers are accompanied by a caretaker.
Come Monday, Eva released a statement saying that flight attendants are allowed to refuse requests they consider inappropriate and that it is prepared to offer assistance, if needed, to sue the offensive passenger.
The male passenger, believed to be American has yet to be publicly named. For now.