Brit pilot accused of sending sexually explicit txt msg to air stewardess

January 8th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 8 (ANI): A pilot has been accused of sexually harassing an air stewardess after sending her a text message, commenting on her sexy, kinky boots and asking for oral sex.

Rachel Quinn, 29, from Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne, told an employment tribunal hearing in Southampton, England, that she was sexually harassed by Ed Murray, 63, after a series of inappropriate comments and an explicit text message.

The pilot told the air hostess, who was looking after rich clients onboard business jets, that the text message was meant for his wife.

Quinn said she initially believed him but began to feel increasingly uncomfortable as further inappropriate incidents occurred.

Quinn said Murray had visited her in a hotel room and commented on her sexy, kinky boots even though she was wearing plain, flat black boots at the time.

Murray also allegedly asked if they could get wet together in a swimming pool at a Dubai hotel.

I felt uncomfortable. I felt what he said was inappropriate, the Sun quoted her, as saying.

Quinn was working for Farnborough based Gama Aviation in late 2007 and early 2008 when the incidents occurred.

She said she complained to her manager Alexandria Proud about the text message who contacted her bosses, but nothing was done.

Proud alleges that owner Marwan Khalek told her to sack Quinn in April last year.

At the hearing, Proud also said she had felt uncomfortable when she flew with Murray and accused him of looking at her breasts.

Quinn is claiming sexual discrimination, unfair dismissal and breach of contract. (ANI)

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