Randi Zuckerberg said on Twitter Wednesday night that Alaska Airlines workers allowed a man to continue making lewd comments to her during a flight from Los Angeles to Mazatlán, Mexico.
The founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, and whose brother is Mark Zuckerberg, posted a screenshot of a letter to Alaska Airlines executives and CEO.
“He started talking to me about touching himself, kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with, rated and commented on the women’s bodies boarding the aircraft as they walked by us, and many more equally horrifying and offensive comments,” Zuckerberg wrote in the letter.
She noted in a later tweet that executives told her an investigation is being conducted and that the passenger’s travel privileges have been temporarily suspended. Alaska Airlines said that the story Zuckerberg shared with them was “very disturbing.”
“We want our guests to feel safe. As a company, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members. Two of Alaska’s leaders spoke with Randi shortly after she posted her letter. We have launched a full investigation and have revoked the accused passenger’s travel privileges pending the outcome of that investigation,” an Alaska Airlines spokesperson told Fortune.
Zuckerberg said she brought the situation to flight attendants’ attention, but was told that the man is a frequent flyer on the route and that, while they’ve had to speak with him about his behavior before, she should not take it personally. She also said they continued to serve him alcoholic beverages. Zuckerberg said that they later offered to reseat her, which she ultimately decided against.
“Why should I have to move? I am the one that is being harassed!” Zuckerberg posted.
After noting in the posted letter that she was furious about the man’s behavior, she added “I am ever more furious with Alaska Airlines for knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women.”