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Gay couple sue airline that taped dildo their luggage

by | 29th, August 2012

LEGAL news: Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger are suing Continental Airlines. The couple claim they were humiliated when the dildo they’d packed into their luggage was removed by persons unknown, covered in a greasy substance and taped to the outside of their bag.The men were travelling to Houston from Costa Rica. Having arrived at Houston, they took their next flight to Norfolk, Va. The complint states:

“Upon arriving in Norfolk, plaintiffs exited the aircraft and went to the baggage claim area. Plaintiffs’ bags were sent to the baggage carousel where plaintiffs discovered, to their horror, that a private sex toy had been removed from one of their bags, covered in a greasy foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag.

“Plaintiffs experienced extreme shock and horror when they observed the above-described bag and when observing the surprised and/or laughing faces of numerous onlookers in the baggage claim area. Plaintiffs were experiencing such a high degree of shock and embarrassment that they felt compelled to call two friends to come to the airport to assist them. Fortunately, the friends arrived and were able to assist plaintiffs out of the airport and to their home, but by that time the damage had already been done, and plaintiffs had suffered severe emotional trauma.” 

While parents of children who might have seen the novelty bag handle contemplate making their own claims, the men says the incident was a hate crime… “because of the fact that the sex toy was contained in the bag of a male, and because the employee(s) responsible knew that the bag belonged to a male due to the name tag attached to the bag and the male clothing contained in the bag.”

The men seek punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and negligence

Costa Rica would like us to note that sex toys are available throughout the island.



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