By Pamela Maass
Attorney Pamela Maass, owner of Maass Law speaks to 9 news on behalf of sexual assault victims.
Two women who say they were sexually assaulted on Frontier flights are taking the airline to court – they filed a class-action lawsuit last week. Both women say Frontier has refused to help them and accuse the airline of not following through on policies regarding response to assault.Doe's attorney Pamela Maass claims Frontier does not have as strong policies and procedures to handle sexual assaults as it does for drunk or unruly passengers.
"If you were punched, someone would come," she said. "They'd be taken off the flight. Police would be called. The FBI would be called. The pilot would be notified. This person would be detained. You would be made safe. That's not what happened in these cases."
Instead, Maass said all passengers were allowed to leave including potential witnesses and the alleged perpetrators. She said the FBI didn't start investigating until it was too late.
"You're completely ignored," Maass said. "You're treated like what has happened to you doesn't matter."