Transcript for Flight attendant sues Southwest over claims of bathroom camera livestream
We're going to turn now to that alarming allegation against southwest airlines. A flight attendant suing, claiming a camera was installed in a plane's bathroom and pilots were watching the feed while flying the plane, but the airline says there was never a camera there. Paula Faris, are you going to clear this up? I'm going to try to. Good morning. She is suing both the pilots and the airline. Her attorney says she has risked her career by making this public and has been subjected to retaliation by southwest airlines. Reporter: This morning southwest airlines is under fire after a flight attendant filed a lawsuit alleging there was an iPad hidden in the lavatory. Flight attendant Renee steinaker filed the complaint alleging that she made the discovery on a flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix back in 2017 when she was called into the cockpit so the captain could use the restroom. It was then that steinaker says she found an iPad mounted to the windshield near one of the co-pilot's seats, live streaming a video from the lavatory. And it occurred to her that she, having used the lavatory as had many of the other attendants and passengers, had likely been filmed by these two pilots while they were flying the airplane. Reporter: The lawsuit also alleges that steinaker was directed by a supervisor that she was not to talk to anybody about what happened and was warned that if this went public, no one, I mean no one, would ever fly our airline again. Steinaker also alleges in court documents that the co-pilot admitted that it was live streaming and that the camera was hidden so that no one would ever find it. The pilots responding to the lawsuit are denying the allegations. That conduct is reprehensible. That conduct is something that should have immediately been investigated by southwest airlines. Reporter: The airline tells ABC news they will vigorously defend the lawsuit and that the company looked into the report immediately, adding, we can confirm from our investigation that there was never a camera in the lavatory. The incident was an inappropriate attempt at humor which the company did not condone. And the airline will not expound on what that inappropriate attempt at humor exactly was. She is seeking at least $50,000 in damaging, and according to the lawsuit she confronted the pilots about the video and was told that it was all part of a new top security measure, but she remains at the the pilots remain at the airline. I hope I sorted that out but I'm not sure. Still, a lot of layers in that story. Very much so. And who dat? Thank you. Appreciate that. We're going to turn to the
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