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Delta Airlines let drunk ‘roam freely’ while he exposed himself and groped woman on flight: lawsuit

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According to MLive, a Michigan woman is suing Delta Airlines for allegedly allowing a fellow passenger who sexually assaulted her and masturbated next to her to “roam freely” on a flight despite staff’s knowledge of the man’s misconduct prior to the assault.

On a July 2016 flight, Rhonda Castigan was flying with her daughter and her friends when long-haul trucker Christopher C. Finkley, who was seated next to her, touched her and himself inappropriately during a flight from Myrtle Beach, S.C. to Detroit.

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Castigan reported the incident once the plane landed, and during the sentencing from Finkley’s subsequent arrest, she discovered that flight staff were aware of his “lewd behavior” prior to the assault, but “failed to take steps to make sure he didn’t harm other passengers.”

She is now suing Delta for $10 million for the flight staff’s failure to remove or subdue Finkley before he assaulted her. According to her lawyer and the assaulter’s sentencing, Finkley was intoxicated during the assault.

Read the entire report on the Delta flight assault lawsuit via MLive, and Finkley’s sentencing memo below, via MLive and Scribd.

Finkley Sentencing Memo by MLive.com on Scribd

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Lady Antebellum changed their name for racial sensitivity — now they’re suing the Black singer who already used the name

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In June, as the national conversation about racial justice in the wake of the George Floyd killing pushed many groups and organizations to examine the racial connotations of their brands, the country music group Lady Antebellum announced they were changing their name to "Lady A" to remove reference to the slavery period of Southern history.

There was just one problem: an African-American blues singer in Seattle, Anita White, already went by that name. Now, according to Pitchfork, the band is going to court for the right to use the trademark.

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American Airlines ordered passengers to stop social distancing — because they hadn’t paid for exit seats

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that the flight crew on an American Airlines trip ordered two passengers to stop social distancing and move back to their seats.

The reason? The empty row they moved into cost slightly more.

"On a June 30 flight on American Airlines from Dallas to Newark, Joy Gonzalez, an aviation engineer based in Seattle, found herself seated at a window with two older passengers beside her in the middle and aisle seats," reported Elaine Glusac. "In order to gain more social distance, she and the aisle passenger both moved to seats behind them where two rows were empty. But before takeoff, a flight attendant ordered them back to their assigned seats, telling them they had not paid for those exit row seats, which are more expensive."

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Joe Shapiro’s wife disputes Mary Trump’s claim her husband took SATs for Trump

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Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book alleges that President Donald Trump's sister did his homework and friend and fellow University of Pennsylvania graduate, Joe Shapiro, took his SATs for him.

ABC News reported Wednesday that Pam Shriver, Shapiro's widow, said that he would never have done something like that.

"He always did the right thing, and that's why this hurts," said Shriver.

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