JetBlue pilots drugged, raped crew members — and airline ignored report, lawsuit claims

Two JetBlue pilots are accused of drugging and raping female airline workers during a layover in San Juan, according to a new lawsuit.

The New York Post obtained court documents showing that three women are suing JetBlue after two pilots with the airline, Eric Johnson and Dan Watson, allegedly drugged all three women before Johnson raped two of them, and later said, “Thank you for making my fantasy come true.”

Three women — identified as Jane Does in the court papers — reportedly claim that they met Johnson and Watson on May 9 on the beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group drank beer which the accusers say was laced with something.

“The beer was laced with a drug, and after that point, the rest of the night became a blur for [the women],” the lawsuit claims.

The women reportedly went back with the pilots to the Intercontinental Hotel, where one of the three women became sick from the drugs and began vomiting. But Johnson allegedly raped the other two women.

“Johnson was on top of [Jane Doe 1] raping her,” the lawsuit says. “[Jane Doe 1] felt the influence of the drug that [Johnson] laced the beer with, and was unable to react to the situation, but was simply aware that it was happening.

“[Her] flashes of memory included Johnson having sexual intercourse with the other crew member who was also under the influence of the drugs,”

According to the report, the lawsuit does not explicitly accuse Watson of participating in the rapes, but indicates that both men were carrying out the plan to sexually assault the women.

The lawsuit also claims that the incident was reported to JetBlue, but that the airline did not do anything in response. It is not clear if the women reported the incident to authorities.

The plaintiffs are suing for a minimum of $75,000 in damages, in addition to legal fees.

A representative for JetBlue declined to comment on the pending litigation, the newspaper reports.


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