Gloria Allred Represents NY Woman In Suit Against Hotel Chain Over Alleged Sexual Assault
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City investment banker is suing the Starwood hotel chain over a sexual assault she says happened in her locked hotel room in Finland.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in Manhattan federal court by Alison Fournier.
She says a desk clerk at the Hotel Kamp in Helsinki gave a copy of her room key to a fellow guest after he said he was her husband. She says the man entered her room and began groping her in bed but she grabbed a bathrobe and fled.
Fournier spoke at a news conference accompanied by high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred. Her lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.
The Stamford, Connecticut based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. says it’s taking the allegation seriously and seeks to understand the facts.
You may post your thoughts in our comments section below…
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)