Co-pilot sues Alaska Airlines, says flight captain raped her

SEATTLE (AP) — An Alaska Airlines pilot is suing the company under Washington state’s anti-discrimination law, claiming its response was inadequate after she says she was drugged and raped by a colleague during Minneapolis stopover last June.

The Seattle Times <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/co-pilot-sues-alaska-airlines-over-alleged-drugging-rape-by-flight-captain-during-layover/”>reports</a> Betty Pina (PIN’-ya) filed the lawsuit Wednesday in King County Superior Court.

Alaska spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said the airline continues investigating and takes the allegations seriously.

Pina alleges that she was serving as a co-pilot and blacked out after the captain gave her wine at a hotel lounge.

She says she later woke up naked from the waist down in a room with him.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t name people who say they’re victims of sex crimes but Pina has spoken publicly about her case.

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