Pilots have been threatened with up to two years in jail after circulating secretly filmed footage of their crew members. The pilots, who fly with German airline Condor Airlines have reportedly filmed and shared flight attendants having sex both on and outside of the planes. The footage was then shared with the rest of their colleagues without the consent of those being filmed, forcing the German airline to issue a warning with dismal or criminal charges. We will, of course, initiate disciplinary and legal measures if we find that there is any substance to any kind of claim. However, many of the flight attendants involved in the videos have been reluctant to come forward due to the public exposure.
Holiday carrier Condor Airlines, owned by British travel giant Thomas Cook, was compelled to threaten the pilots with a two-year jail term in a letter released by the company on June 12, German magazine Focus reported Friday. In the letter accessed by the news magazine, pilots were warned of "criminal relevance" of "secret video footage and its distribution. The report also stated the videos were then distributed among colleagues without the consent of the persons concerned. However, during an internal investigation, the airline did not find any such videos, reports stated.
Two JetBlue flight attendants sued the airline and two of its pilots in federal court this week, alleging that the pilots drugged them both during a layover last year and that one of the pilots raped one of the women and another co-worker. The lawsuit also accuses the airline of failing to take disciplinary action against the pilots when the women reported the assault last year. The women, referred to as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, are seeking unspecified damages from the airline and the pilots, Dan Watson and Eric Johnson, for aggravated sexual abuse, assault and battery, sex discrimination and civil rights violations.