Huh: Man Groped a Woman on an Airplane...And Then Blamed Trump?

Huh: Man Groped a Woman on an Airplane...And Then Blamed Trump?

If found guilty, he faces a maximum penalty of two years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. A lawyer representing Alexander could not be reached for comment late Monday.

The first incident allegedly occurred early in the flight when the woman ― who had fallen asleep ― felt her clothes move "and a touching of fingers on her right side at and around her 'bra line'".

She thought it was an accident but then she felt it happen again and she knew it was on goal.

However, the federal agents noticed that the 49-year-old suspected had thick, hairy fingers with dirty nails that matched the description of the hands the victim said had groped her.

The woman was identified in court documents as "C.W".

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After the second encounter, the woman got up from her seat, looked at the passengers around her, told them she wasn't sure why he thought it was okay to touch her and that he needed to stop. When aware of a potentially harmful situation - whether first-hand or reported by someone else - our flight attendants are trained to re-seat customers and notify the pilots to request law enforcement, as appropriate.

Mr. Alexander was referring to the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape released during the 2016 election that captured Mr. Trump on a hot mic talking about being able to grab women's genitals because of his celebrity status. After he was handcuffed, he asked what sentence he faced on the charge against him, according to the complaint. As he was leaving the courthouse, Merlino said Trump "was right" and flippers need to be outlawed, according to the Guardian. He gave a written statement to federal agents, saying he was asleep for most of the flight but remembered a woman sitting in front of him who changed seats. "(The woman) then asked a Southwest Airlines crew member to be reseated to another section of the aircraft".

Whether or not Alexander was really emboldened by Trump to commit sexual assault, or simply used Trump as a convenient excuse after getting caught, there is no denying that Trump's behavior is setting a dark example.

This is not the only recent instance of unwanted contact between passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight.

That's when she confronted the man behind her.

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