Randi Zuckerberg speaks out after passenger sexually harasses her on a plane

The tech entrepreneur and sister of Facebook founder Mark was outraged when a fellow passenger began making 'lewd' comments


As more and more women speak up about their experiences of sexual harrasment, Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, has tweeted about a recent trip where she was sexually harrassed on a plane.

The Silicon Valley entrepreneur wrote a letter to Alaska Airlines, which she then tweeted, detailing how the man she sat next to on her flight from Los Angeles to Mexico "began making expicit, lewd and highly offensive sexual comments to me".

The man's behaviour - in a very public setting - included rating female passengers' bodies and "talking to [Zuckerberg] about touching himself".

She alerted airline staff to the situation but was told "that this guy was a frequent Alaska Airlines traveler...but oh well don't take it personally, this guy just doesn't have a filter." This led to Zuckerberg tweeting her letter in which she asked if "his $ means more than our safety?"

The airline replied in a tweet: "What you have shared with us is very disturbing. We have launched an investigation and have revoked this passenger's travel privileges pending the outcome of that investigation."

Zuckerberg, who runs production company and marketing firm Zuckerberg Media, created the live video streaming application Facebook Live. Not one to shy away from the public eye or female empowerment, she is also executive producer of Dot, a girl-power children’s TV show and founder Sue’s Tech Kitchen.

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