New York woman is suing Macy’s department store after being sexually assaulted by a delivery driver after buying a $ 2,400 mattress.
The 46-year-old victim opted for the department store’s ‘white glove delivery service’ to her Queens apartment after splurging on the luxury Aireloom Hybrid mattress in Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan during a sale of the day from the president in March.
The executive assistant, who works across the street from Macy’s flagship store, told the New York Post that she was sexually assaulted by a delivery guy who worked for an unlicensed trucking company contracted out by the company as the big one. store uses for deliveries.
She is suing Macy’s and the two trucking companies for $ 50 million.
A woman from Queens, 45, is suing US retail giant Macy’s (pictured in Herald Square in Manhattan) for $ 50,000 after buying a $ 2,400 mattress, only to be sexually assaulted by the delivery guy
The woman opted for the department store’s ‘white glove delivery service’ after splurging on the luxury Aireloom Hybrid mattress in Macy’s Herald Square in Manhattan during a President’s Day sale in March
“I was hysterical,” the woman told The New York Post, referring to a phone conversation with a Macy’s customer service representative following the terrifying March 7 incident.
“I told him my name and told him that I had just received this mattress and that they had to take this guy out of the way immediately because he had tried to rape me,” said the woman, identified as ” Jane Doe ‘in the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
The woman initially opted for the chain’s “white glove delivery service”, which offers free mattress delivery on mattresses $ 787 and up, in addition to a “worry no more” mattress protection plan, which includes delivery, installation and removal of old furniture.
On the day of the delivery, the drivers arrived at around noon at the woman’s home in Queens. The woman, who lives alone, let Macy’s two delivery men enter her apartment, according to the lawsuit.
The executive assistant, who works across from Macy’s flagship location, said she was sexually assaulted by the delivery guy after the department store outsourced the work to a day laborer at a trucking company without Licence.
The woman has been identified as ‘Jane Doe’ in the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit (pictured)
While one of the delivery men carried her old mattress out of the truck, the other stayed behind, wedging her in her room and grabbing her breasts.
“I tried to push him away. I say no ! What are you doing? Go out! Stop, ” the woman recalls. “And he wouldn’t.
The man then put the woman’s hand on his penis and her mouth on her breast. When he tried to force himself on her, she told him he couldn’t because she was having her period.
The delivery man finally stopped.
“I tried to stay calm and get out of there alive. My main goal was not to hurt myself, I didn’t know what was going to happen, ”she added.
The woman also mentioned that due to recent surgery to her Achilles tendon, she was unable to run.
‘I had also heard him cut the plastic [on the mattress] with something sharp. It was a cutter or something, ”she added.
Before leaving, the man looked down at the woman and said, “It’s just between us,” she told the New York Post.
After calling Macy’s immediately after, the victim called the police and was taken to a local hospital for a DNA sample since the delivery man had put his mouth to her breast.
Unfortunately, there was no DNA match and the case was closed a month later after detectives could not identify the delivery man, according to victim’s lawyer, Susan Karten.
Macy’s had subcontracted the work to NEHDS Logistics, which handed delivery to VJ Trucking LLC.
The Elizabeth, New Jersey-based company is listed as “out of service” by the US Department of Transportation, according to the lawsuit.
“There are a lot of women in this city who open the door for delivery people, confident that the company delivering the products has vetted the delivery person,” Karten said.
“It can happen to anyone,” she added.