Jun 16, 2021

Airbnb reportedly pays tourist $7m after rape

Airbnb paid a tourist $7m after she was allegedly raped at knifepoint at a rental property in New York City, according to media reports. Bloomberg News reported an Australian traveller received the payout after an attack on New Year's Eve in 2015. The report suggests the suspect had made a copy of keys to the apartment, which he accessed before an attack. After the alleged attack, an Airbnb safety team contacted the local police department to offer its assistance and put the victim in a hotel. Airbnb spokesman Ben Breit told the New York Post: "In sexual assault cases, in the settlements we've reached, survivors can speak freely about their experiences. This includes the NYC case."

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