A civil case has been filed against Norwegian Cruise Line by a family whose 12 year old daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Norwegian crew member.
The incident took place in February 2017 on the Norwegian Escape.
The crew member supposedly took advantage of the young girl as she was napping after he entered the family’s guest room.
An article on ABCNews.com states…
The lawsuit alleges that Norwegian was negligent in properly screening its staff and providing stewards with master keys to access each passengers’ cabin.
The suit references NCL’s safety and children programs, saying the cruise line “invites parents to rely on the cruise line to provide a safe environment for children,” and that “alongside our well-trained staff, your children will experience a wide range of exciting activities with kids and teens their own age.”
Read the full article here: Family sues Norwegian cruise line after daughter allegedly assaulted by crewmember
The family is suing Norwegian for damages above $75,000 which does not include attorney’s fees and other costs associated with the lawsuit.
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Unfortunately, excursion accidents like this are not uncommon, with many leading to personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against the cruise lines. Waks and Barnett, P.A. has successfully handled many of these cases over the past 25 years.1