Case Filed for Victim of Sexual Assault Aboard Vessel
Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge and Roland Christensen filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a client who was physically and sexually assaulted when working as a Jones Act seaman in the Gulf of Mexico.
At the time of the incident, Arnold & Itkin LLP's client was proudly working onboard a vessel when she was repeatedly threatened and forced to perform sexual acts. This breach of her consent and her privacy caused Arnold & Itkin LLP's client to suffer from serious injuries—both physically and psychologically. Sexual assault comes with long-term consequences that can affect our ability to live, work, and function. She deserves every penny of compensation she needs to move forward.
Everyone who works offshore should be able to do so in a safe environment and without concern for their privacy. When people suffer harm due to the heinous actions of their colleagues, both the offender and the offender’s employer are responsible for the result. Employers and supervisors are required to act in response to sexual assault as quickly as possibly—not only for the sake of the victim, but for the sake of everyone else aboard the vessel. Arnold & Itkin LLP is proud to represent all victims who are injured while working offshore. The case was filed in Jefferson County.