A Washington woman has been awarded $10.2 million by a Miami federal court after she was forced into a closet and raped by a Carnival Cruise crew member.
His assailant, Fredy Anggara, has never been arrested for the attack on December 2, 2018.
At the time of the attack, the 21-year-old woman was on board the Carnival Miracle when she was sexually assaulted.
He was traveling with a friend and his family, although it is not clear which route they were taking in court documents seen by DailyMail.com.
A jury in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida found that Carnival was liable for damages to the plaintiff for false imprisonment and rape by Anggara.
Court records show that Carnival was also not negligent, and that Angara did not intentionally inflict emotional distress on the woman, Jane Doe.
Doe, Washington, filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Line in November 2019, nearly a year after the incident.
The complaint did not name Anggara, from Indonesia, as a defendant in the case because the incident occurred on the last night of the cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line says it will appeal a jury’s decision to award a woman $10.2 million after she was raped by a ship’s crew.
Footage released in discovery shows Anggara following Jane Doe around the ship’s deck before forcing her into a storage locker and raping her.
After having dinner with a friend and two other passengers, Doe, who was on his first cruise, allegedly became very intoxicated, according to attorney Daniel Courtney.
Court documents show Doe also slipped and hit his head on the ship’s pool deck before running into Anggara, who was 27 at the time of the attack.
He climbed a flight of stairs where Anggara followed him and lured him into a maintenance closet where he raped her while holding the door closed.
Unlocking the door after the incident, Doe ran to her room before following her assailants into her room.
She refused, managing to get into her room, bursting into tears before telling her friend what had happened.
Doe then began hyperventilating, but managed to find other Carnival Cruise employees to report the incident.
The ship’s personnel took him to a medical facility, where he was treated with a rape kit and given medication to combat any ailments he may have contracted during the attack.
Court documents say they were then subjected to “humiliation” as they were forced to walk past other passengers wearing only a T-shirt, as they had no fresh clothes.
After the incident, Anggara told her in a Carnival letter that Doe chose to enter the closet and have sex with her.
Carnival Cruise Line says the incident between Doe and Anggara was consensual and confirmed they plan to appeal the court’s decision.
They added that Anggara was fired immediately because the company has a zero-tolerance policy for crew members having an affair with a guest.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, they said: ‘The jury, specifically, did not find Carnival negligent in any way.
“The crew admitted to having a sexual relationship with the guest, which is consistent with an FBI investigation that concluded the encounter was consensual.
Daniel Courtney, representing Jane Doe, said he was “grateful” his client experienced a fair trial. He was on his first cruise with a friend and their family when they were attacked
Court documents say that after seeking medical attention, Jane Doe was “humiliated” and forced to walk past other passengers in a t-shirt as she was not provided with fresh clothes.
Carnival denied the allegations based on its investigation and law enforcement and continues to believe the encounter was consensual.
“Prior to the start of the trial, the court issued a pre-trial ruling that the crew member falsely imprisoned the guest in a room where the consensual act occurred, based on the crew member’s lack of evidence to counter the plaintiff’s assertions.
‘The safety and security of carnival guests is paramount. Carnival plans to appeal this decision, and is disappointed with the jury’s verdict, believing that the false imprisonment trial was the result of confusion in the previous verdict.’
Daniel Courtney, representing Jane Doe, told CNN: “I’m grateful that my client experienced a good, orderly and fair trial, despite Carnival’s efforts to poison the jury with inappropriate comments throughout the proceedings.
“We’re hoping to attract the carnival because they’ve never done the right thing for my brave customer.”
Courtney added that Anggara was not arrested after the incident and it is unclear where he is.
Before trial the court found that Doe had already proven the false imprisonment claim.
In an opinion, the court ruled: ‘There is no basis on which the jury could have relied to reject Doe’s undisputed recollection that inside the closet Mr. Anggara did not let her out of the closet after she tried to do so.
“For that time, the plaintiff’s claim of false imprisonment has been legally established.”
21-year-old woman raped by Indonesian Carnival Cruise crew pays $10.2 million
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