A woman shared how she stepped in after witnessing a teenager being harassed by a much older man on a flight.
Journalist Joanna Chiu was flying alone when she overheard a man “appearing in his late thirties” talking to a teenager in the row behind her.
She said she “couldn’t avoid” listening in when she heard the man getting “very familiar” with his fellow passenger.
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When she heard him asking the teen for a “dirty” photo, she stepped in and got involved, she wrote on Twitter to her nearly 39,000 followers.
In the now-viral thread, Chiu wrote how she sought help from airline staff to have the man moved from his seat.
Despite having managed to make the man move, Chiu voiced her concern at not knowing whether he would be monitored on future flights as a result of this incident.
However, the story ended with the man being stopped by security upon his departure from the plane.
Chiu tweeted that she didn’t want to name the airline she was flying on, but nevertheless commended the crew for how they “handled the situation so well.”
While this story is alarming, it isn’t the only example of sexual harassment in the skies or on public transportation.
Last year, a New York-based Reddit user shared how she relied on a stranger to help her after being verbally harassed and followed by a fellow commuter.
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