MIAMI — A former passenger has filed suit against a cruise ship company, alleging she was sexually assaulted by an employee while aboard the ship.
Jane Doe filed a complaint on Aug. 31 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, against NCL (Bahamas) LTD, doing business as Norwegian Cruise Line and/or NCL America, alleging that the cruise ship company allowed their employee to sexually assault plaintiff. She cites alleged battery, insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries, negligence, sexual abuse and sexual harassment.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 7, 2015, she sustained physical and emotional damages from being sexually abused. The plaintiff holds NCL (Bahamas) LTD responsible because the defendant's employee allegedly sexually abused the plaintiff and purportedly failed to provide proper security measures to ensure that its employee was held liable for the unlawful act.
The plaintiff seeks damages, economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by John H. Hickey and Bjorg Eikeland of Hickey Law Firm P.A. in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, case number 1:16-cv-23733-UU