Here’s a warning for women traveling alone: Always remember to deadbolt (or chain lock) the hotel room door.
Recently, a former New York City investment banker filed a lawsuit against Starwood Hotels after she claimed a stranger sexually assaulted her in her hotel room. Alison Fournier claims a front desk clerk at Hotel Kamp in Helsinki gave the stranger a key to her room after he said he was her husband. According to the lawsuit, Fournier says the man entered her room and began groping her while she was in bed. Thankfully she was able to grab her robe and flee the room.
Fournier and her attorney, Gloria Allread, held a press conference Monday regarding the lawsuit. Fournier is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for her ordeal.