Controversial! American Airlines Blames 9-Year-Old Girl in Bathroom Recording Lawsuit – Outrage Ensues!

Boston, Massachusetts – American Airlines faces criticism over its legal team’s response to a civil lawsuit involving one of its flight attendants accused of secretly recording five girls in airplane lavatories. Estes Carter Thompson III, 36, from Charlotte, North Carolina, was indicted for an incident that occurred on a Boston-bound flight last summer.

Thompson, a flight attendant for American Airlines, allegedly video-recorded a 14-year-old girl using the aircraft lavatory in September 2023. Further investigation revealed videos of four other girls, aged 7, 9, 11, and 14, recorded between January and August 2023 on Thompson’s iCloud account.

The family of the 9-year-old girl, recorded during a flight from Austin to Los Angeles in January 2023, filed a civil lawsuit against Thompson and American Airlines. In response to the suit, American Airlines’ lawyers placed blame on the girl, stating she was negligent for using a lavatory with a recording device, sparking outrage from the victims’ families and their legal representation.

Legal analysts and attorneys expressed disbelief and condemned American Airlines’ legal stance, questioning the airline’s decision to shift blame onto the young victims. The families of the affected girls criticized the airline’s lack of apology or communication regarding the incidents recorded by Thompson.

Thompson pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted sexual exploitation of children and possession of images of child sexual abuse. He was arraigned at the Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston and is set to return to court in July. American Airlines confirmed Thompson’s removal from service following his arrest.

The disturbing incident and subsequent legal actions have sparked widespread condemnation and raised concerns about the handling of such cases by airlines and their legal teams, highlighting the need for accountability and justice in ensuring passenger safety and protection. The victims and their families continue to seek closure and justice in the face of this troubling violation of privacy and trust.