Alleged sexual predator, serial groper and incidental Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, may be inspiring more gropers.
A woman was boarding a flight when a man allegedly “grabbed & stroked” her leg as she walked past him to her seat on the plane.
Ariana Lenarsky, immediately told the cabin crew what had happened. The crew simply nodded as there had already been a complaint by another woman who alleged that the man had tried to kiss her.
When Lenarsky saw that the flight attendants weren’t taking any real action, she immediately took a picture of the man and fired off a series of tweets on Twitter, illustrating the incident.
Some guy grabbed & stroked my calf (??) as I walked by on the plane, so I took his picture. Not gonna post it, but I hope he's freaked out.— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) October 23, 2016
I just told the flight attendants, and they both nodded. They already knew who it was, because other women already complained. Lol.— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) October 23, 2016
I feel depressed.— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) October 23, 2016
She learned from her conversation with the police, however, that because of jurisdiction laws, she could only press charges from Texas since the incident had taken place while the plane was still on the runway in Texas.
As far as the other woman was concerned, because her incident happened in the air, it came under the FBI’s jurisdiction, but she chose not to press charges.
The police said that the man would be given a serious “talking to,” but that the incident could hardly be deemed “the crime of the century.”
Police said they would "give him a talking to"& "it's not the crime of the century." True! I'm going to tweet his picture now since it's nbd— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) October 23, 2016
You can't grab women on a plane, guy. You can't do it. Hope you get the help you need. pic.twitter.com/5A5nGqdx87— Ariana Lenarsky (@aardvarsk) October 23, 2016
It seems a little harmless groping is much ado about nothing in the eyes of law enforcement officials in the country. As a result so many women just like Lenarsky refuse to come forward with their stories.
This attitude is indicative of how in American society, the harassment of women is considered nothing but an annoyance that is simply a part of being a woman.
This isn’t surprising when the presidential nominee of a major party can brush away his boasting of sexual assault as “locker room talk,” and still be considered a viable candidate.