In an disgusting incident several flight attendants were allegedly forced by a passenger to undress him and wipe his backside. The incident took place on last Sunday on a long-haul flight from Los Angeles to Taiwan on Taiwanese airline EVA Air.
Reportedly, this incident had irked a massive outrage after a Facebook user named Jeff Lin posted about it online. The post has now gone viral. As per Asia One reports, one of the flight attendants, known by her last name, Kuo, held a press conference on January 21, accompanied by members of Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union.
According to the flight attendent, the wheelchair-bound, overweight man asked the crew for help in going to the toilet. Well, after they helped him to go o the toilet, the passengers demanded them to help him remove his underwear, which was already pilled down halfway. They were left with no choice and had to comply with his demand.
It doesn’t ends here, later the passenger demanded them to wipe off his backside. He allegedly refused to hear ‘no’ and forced them to fulfill his demand, reminding the attendants that they had agreed to help him.
The all-female crew did not have any option but to acquiesce, as they could not leave him on the toilet.
"He did NOT need the assistance, because he rejected the same assistance when offered by a male crew member upon landing," Mr Lin wrote in his Facebook post. Lin further claimed the passenger also moaned "Deeper, deeper" while he was being helped.
EVA Air responded to the incident on Tuesday, saying that it took the "safety and wellbeing" of its employees "very seriously." "Our cabin crews are NOT required to assist passengers in use of lavatories, feed them or administer medications," the Taiwanese airline said.