An explosive lawsuit alleges negligence by Delta Air Lines and collusion between an intoxicated Delta off-duty flight attendant and the flight attendants who continued to serve her alcohol. The allegations here are wild including sexual assault and vaping.
Lawsuit Alleges Passenger Was Unwillingly Kissed and Groped By A “Bombed” Delta Flight Attendant After Her On-Duty Colleagues Served Her Five Cans Of Beer
Abigail Louise Trebnick-Emerson is a Delta flight attendant who was flying “non-rev” (meaning at a greatly reduced price on a space-available basis) from Las Vegas (LAS) to Minneapolis (MSP). She was placed in a middle seat next to Alison Petri, who was seated on the aisle.
Trebnick-Emerson was served wine onboard, two cans at a time. After consuming the first two cans, she ordered two more. After finishing the third, she leaned over and kissed her female seatmate on the mouth.
Petri retreated to the rear lavatory and reported the incident. One of the on-duty flight attendants, John Riss, purportedly brought Trebnick-Emerson a glass of water…and a fifth can of wine.
That may have been the end of it, but after the flight landed when Petri stood up to gather her luggage, Trebnick-Emerson reportedly groped her in the butt. She also began vaping as the plane descended, blowing “‘plumes of smoke” toward Petri.
The incident occurred on November 17, 2022, with the lawsuit (against Delta Air Lines for negligence) filed hours before the one-year statute of limitation expired. Petri immediately found Delta ground staff in Minneapolis and made her complaint. Flight attendants were interviewed, but denied seeing anything onboard (more on that in a moment).
Meanwhile, Trebnick-Emerson was so intoxicated she stumbled down an escalator and was later held by local police and charged with disorderly conduct until she could sober up. As part of her plea deal in the criminal matter, she admitted to physically touching Petri against her will.
There’s more to this story which I will analyze tomorrow. I have the Facebook Messenger records between Riss and Trebnick-Emerson. The cover-up over this was so clear that Petri’s case is very strong and it is not only Trebnick-Emerson who should fear losing a job.
A woman is suing Delta and an off-duty Delta flight attendant for unwanted physical contact including kissing on the mouth and groping the buttocks on a Delta flight departing Las Vegas. Her case is strong and even includes photographic evidence of the off-duty attendant’s intoxication.
This is really a case about non-revs acting up onboard and how they are often enabled and protected by their colleagues. We’ll go into that more tomorrow.
What are your thoughts on this lawsuit?