Woman called ‘wh*re’ after sharing sexually harassing messages on flight
A woman who was bombarded by sexually harassing messages on a Virgin Atlantic flight has revealed she was called a wh*re by a troll who told her to kill herself after speaking out.
Legal analyst Jessica Van Meir, who campaigns to decriminalise sex work, shared screenshots of gross messages she was sent on the in-flight chat messenger.
In these, she was called a “tidy babe” and told “welcome to hell” while sitting in her seat.
After Jessica went public with her experience, a troll with the username Michael Ozerdem tracked her down on Facebook to leave abuse and tell her to kill herself.
He wrote: “I don’t feel sorry for you at all you stupid f***ing wh*re”.
The vile cretin also said “Suck my d*ck” and left a graphic description of how she should kill herself.
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Sharing a screenshot of the message on Twitter with the hashtags #cyberharassment and #metoo, Jessica sarcastically said: “Well this is fun.
“Thanks for proving my point that cyber harassment is a big problem for women?”
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Jessica said she was supported by flight crew during the original incident, and has since praised Virgin Atlantic for getting rid of the chat system.
She tweeted: “Good news! Glad to see @VirginAtlantic is removing their chat system & surprised it took this long for them to realise the potential for abuse.
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“I have no problem with flirting when it’s done in a respectful way. ‘You tidy babe’ and ‘welcome to hell’ ain’t it.”
In a statement earlier this week, a Virgin Atlantic spokesman said: “We want all of our customers to have the best possible experience when they fly with us, and have zero tolerance for any disruptive or inappropriate behaviour.
“We're grateful to our cabin crew who supported our customer following this incident and would like to apologise for the distress caused.
“We are now reviewing our entertainment systems to ensure this does not happen again.”
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