CARNIVAL Cruise Lines has admitted receiving 62 allegations of sexual assault by crew members since 1994.
Carnival made the disclosure at the order of a Florida court, which is reviewing a complaint against the line by a crew member who claimed she was raped by an engineering officer.
A statement issued by Carnival’s US lawyer Curtis Mase said: “The list of 62 alleged complaints [involves] both crew-on-crew and crew-on-guest over a five-year period. During that five years, Carnival carried more than 6.5m satisfied guests along with tens of thousands of crew members.”
Mase said the incidents involved “everything from sexual harassment complaints by crew to an unwanted kiss, to matters of a more serious sexual nature”.
He added: “Carnival takes allegations of sexual assault very seriously, and each one is thoroughly investigated.”
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