Remember my post about the ex-United thug named Alejandro Anastasia who shoved down the senior citizen at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport as fellow employees look on? The victim sued him and United fired him. But now he’s countersuing for $1 million. Wait till you hear the details…
People hate lawyers because they agree to take cases like that of Anastasia’s.
Here’s how NBC News characters it–
Alejandro Anastasia, the former employee, is now suing for $1 million, saying he was assaulted by the passenger and that United failed to provide proper training and a safe work environment.
Watch the interview:
I know my bias is clear, but I find Anastasia even more disgusting after watching this.
Let’s say Ronald Tigner, the victim, did in fact shout profanities and use racial slurs as Anastasia alleges. That gives him no license to react violently.
Anastasia said he outstretched his arms and backed away after Tigner “got in [his] face” and stepped on his toe, according to court documents.
He tells NBC News he took a step back, but the video clearly indicates he is lying. He did not step away, he stood his ground and shoved Tigner to the ground. Sorry, but there is no argument over that.
If this was an accident, as alleged, why didn’t he help Tigner up? And isn’t his very role as a “customer service” agent to de-escalate situations like Tiger?
He’s suing United as well, claiming that the airline did not provide him proper training.
Do we need a special class teaching us not to shove people down?
I’m disgusted by this story. It makes my blood boil, just like it did last time I wrote about it.
The thing is, I feel empathy for anyone who is barraged with racial insults and profanity. We’ll find out in court what exactly was said. But I stress again that no amount of verbal insult warrants a physical attack. Anastasia failed his role as a customer service agent and I still hope that United will fire every agent who stood around and watched. Too bad Anastasia is not man enough just to admit that his anger got the best of him…
People don’t always need more training: they just need to understand that their are consequences for their actions.