Flight attendant fired after alleging pilot drugged, raped her

Ashley Geffre claims she was drugged and raped by a pilot.
Ashley Geffre claims she was drugged and raped by a pilot. Photo credit: Facebook

A US flight attendant claims she was fired after she reported being drugged and raped by a pilot.

Ashley Geffre, 25, is suing her former employer Alaska Airlines for terminating her employment "in retaliation" for her accusing another employee of assault.

Ms Geffre claims she went out for dinner and drinks with the first officer while on a work trip to Florida in August 2017.

She says she can't remember the events of the evening, and woke up naked and in pain the next morning. She later learned that she had been found in a stairwell by a security guard, covered in her own vomit, with her pants around her ankles.

After reporting the incident, Ms Geffre was called in by the airline for questioning.

"I went in with my union rep and I had no idea it was going to lead to termination," she told KIRO7.

She says even though the first officer had corroborated her story about possibly having been drugged, Alaska Airlines did not fire him.

"Part of me is believing that the flight attendants and the pilots are treated very differently," she says. 

The airline told KIRO7 that the pilot was "removed from duty immediately" after the incident was reported, and that he has not flown since August.

Ms Geffre says she's devastated about how she was treated by her employers at her "dream job", which she's worked at for three years.

"They called me dishonest. I've been called a liar by a company that I loved working for. I've been slut-shamed by a company that I devoted my time to."