A Washington woman has been awarded $10.2 million in federal court in Miami after she was forced into a closet and raped by a Carnival Cruise crew member.
Her attacker, Fredy Anggara, was never even arrested for the attack which took place on December 2, 2018.
The woman, who was 21 at the time of the attack, was traveling on the Carnival Miracle ship when she was sexually assaulted.
She was traveling with a friend and family, although court documents viewed by DailyMail.com do not reveal which route they were taking.
A jury in the District Court for the Southern District of Florida found Carnival liable for damages to the plaintiff for forcible confinement and rape by Anggara.
Court records show that Carnival was also found not to be negligent and that Angara did not intentionally inflict emotional distress on the woman, called Jane Doe.
Doe, of 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 lawsuit, as the incident took place on the last night of the cruise.
Carnival Cruise Line said it would appeal the jury’s decision to award the woman $10.2 million after she was raped by a crew member aboard the ship.
Footage released during the discovery shows Anggara following Jane Doe to the deck of the ship before forcing her into a storage cupboard and raping her
After having dinner with a friend and two other passengers, Doe, who was on her first cruise, became very drunk according to her lawyer Daniel Courtney.
Court documents show Doe also slipped and hit his head on the ship’s pool deck, shortly before meeting Anggara, who was 27 at the time of the assault.
She walked up a stairwell, where Anggara followed her and lured her into a maintenance closet where he raped her while keeping the door locked.
He unlocked the door after the incident, with Doe running into her room before being followed by her attacker demanding that she let him into her room.
She refused, entering her room, bursting into tears as she told her friend what had happened before they reported what had happened.
Doe then began to hyperventilate but managed to locate other Carnival Cruise employees to report the incident.
Staff aboard the ship took her to the medical facility where she was treated with a rape kit and given medication to combat any illnesses she may have suffered during the assault.
Court documents claim she was then subjected to ‘humiliation’ as she was forced to walk through other passengers wearing just a t-shirt as she was not given clean clothes.
Following the incident, Anggara told Carnival in a written statement that Doe chose to come into the closet and have sex with him.
Carnival Cruise Line says the incident between Doe and Anggara was consensual and confirmed its intention to appeal the court ruling.
They added that Anggara was fired immediately as the company has a zero tolerance policy for crew having a relationship with a guest.
In a statement to DailyMail.com they said: ‘The jury specifically did not find Carnival in any way negligent.
“The crew member admitted that he had a consensual sexual encounter with the guest, which is consistent with an FBI investigation which concluded the encounter was consensual.
Daniel Courtney, who represents Jane Doe, said he was “grateful” that his client was given a fair trial. She was on her first cruise trip with a friend and family when she was attacked
Court documents claim that after seeing a doctor, Jane Doe was subjected to ‘humiliation’ and was forced to walk through other passengers wearing just a t-shirt because she had not been given clean clothes.
‘Carnival has denied the allegations based on his and law enforcement’s investigation and continues to believe the encounter was consensual.
“Before the start of the trial, the court issued a pre-trial ruling in which it found that the crew member had falsely imprisoned the guest in a room where the consensual act had taken place, based on the lack evidence from the crew member to contradict the plaintiff’s assertions.
“The safety and security of Carnival guests is paramount. Carnival intends to appeal that decision and is disappointed with the jury’s verdict, which it says is the result of confusion over the preliminary decision of false imprisonment.
Daniel Courtney, who represents Jane Doe, told CNN: ‘I am so grateful that my client was able to experience a well-organized, orderly and fair trial, despite Carnival’s best efforts to poison the jury with inappropriate comments throughout. of the procedure.
“We expect Carnival to appeal because they never did the right thing with my brave client.”
Courtney added that Anggara was not arrested after the incident and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Before trial, the court found that Doe had already proven his false claim of imprisonment.
In an opinion, the court ruled: ‘There is no evidence on which the jury could rely to reject Doe’s undisputed recollection that at any time inside the cupboard Mr Anggara did not didn’t let her out of the closet after trying to do so.
“During this period, the plaintiff’s claim for false imprisonment has been established as a question of law.”