A gay couple are suing Continental Airlines after they claim a sex toy was taken out of their luggage and strapped to the top of their bag, leaving it in full view of other passengers.
The couple were returning to Virginia after a holiday in Costa Rica, when they saw their bag coming down the carousel partially opened with the sex toy strapped in clear plastic tape on top and smothered in a "foul-smelling substance".
They are now suing the airline for emotional distress, invasion of privacy and negligence.
According to the Huffington Post, the couple were identified by Courthouse News as Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger.
Courthouse News reports that the lawsuit stated: "Plaintiffs' bags were sent to the baggage carousel where plaintiffs discovered, to their horror, that a private sex toy had been removed from one of their bags, covered in a greasy foul-smelling substance and taped prominently to the top of their bag.
"Plaintiffs experienced extreme shock and horror when they observed the above-described bag and when observing the surprised and/or laughing faces of numerous onlookers in the baggage claim area."
The lawsuit also reportedly alleges that the incident was a prank carried out deliberately because the men were gay.
According to The Sun, it states: "Because of the fact that the sex toy was contained in the bag of a male, and because the employee(s) responsible knew that the bag belonged to a male due to the name tag attached to the bag and the male clothing contained in the bag, there is a high likelihood that these egregious actions were directed towards [the] Plaintiffs because they are homosexual and because they are males."
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