In February, Georgina Mortimer was raped while on a women-only sailing holiday in St Lucia. Ms Mortimer is suing the tour company for what appears to be failures with regards to duty of care. Highly recommend reading the article – the response of the tour company is quite shocking.
Ms Mortimer reports there had been similar attacks and rapes in the area prior to her trip, but no warnings were given and she was asked not to tell other guests what had happened to her.
From the Sun –
Doctor raped in villa on dream Caribbean holiday offered MASSAGE as compensation by tour firm
Fighting back tears Georgina said: “Girls for Sail even advised me not to tell other women arriving alone what had happened in case it upset them.
“I was in shock. Looking back I should have said something. There was no sign of a break in, it appears he walked straight into the villa but I was made to feel as though I’d done something wrong.
“I couldn’t stay in the villa but they said they’d pay for us to stay in a hotel for one night, but not two.
“I was traumatised, I couldn’t cope being there. Nobody had bothered to contact the British Consulate for me so I did that myself and they organised an emergency flight home for me.”
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