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Man caught on video allegedly groping TikToker during Spirit Airlines flight—and she says no one intervened

'The man was like 50-60s and I was so uncomfy.'


Kathryn Cardin


Published Jun 17, 2021   Updated Jun 18, 2021, 10:21 am CDT

A recent TikTok video captured on a Spirit Airlines flight allegedly shows an older man groping a female passenger in the seat in front of him. 

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The video was posted late Wednesday by @mobilesushibar, who says in the video that the man behind her kept touching her arms and breasts. 

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The caption reads: “The man was like 50-60s and I was so uncomfy @spiritairlines #fyp#foryou #harassmentawareness 😐.”

At the end of the video, you can see the alleged man’s hand on her chair. She also says the airline staff and fellow passengers did nothing to help. 

“And when I confronted him and showed the video to everyone around me and the flight attendants I was told to sit down and stay quiet 😐,” the narration reads. “F you spirit airlines.”

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Comments quickly accumulated on the post, telling the TikToker to press charges and calling on Spirit to respond. 

“I’d yell and scream and make a scene, everyone needs to know,” wrote @nikkiandbailey.

“I did..,” responded the poster. “ [T]hey told me to sit down and be quiet, and my mom told me the same 😍.”

“@spiritairlines what are you going to do about this?!? This is APPALLING!!!” commented @mikasemyorka.

At press time the video had 3,279 comments and 86,900 likes. 

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The Daily Dot reached out to Spirit Airlines and the TikToker.

Update 5:50am CT, June 18: Spirit Airlines tells the Daily Dot it’s looking into the incident.

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*First Published: Jun 17, 2021, 4:16 pm CDT