New York man arrested after massaging sleeping woman on jetBlue flightBy Mason White 5:44 AM March 24, 2013
By: Eva Fett
A man was arrested and charged with assault related charges after massaging a sleeping woman during a flight from California to New York, according to press reports in New York.
The Manhattan man is accused of assaulting the woman during a jetBlue, according to court documents recently unsealed.
Brett Zorse was flying back to New York from San Francisco, with his 12-year-old son when he allegedly reached under the skirt of the sleeping woman sitting next to him, the shocking documents said.
Zorse, 50, allegedly massaged her thigh as his son sat between the woman and himself.
The woman, 32, had been out cold after taking medication for sleep during the long flight.
However, about 40 minutes before the arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport, she woke up to Zorse massaging her thigh beneath her skirt, the affidavit said.
Zorse defended his actions, as soon as he realized that the woman was conscious again.
“It’s not like it bothered you. I did not stick my finger up your ***** or grabbed your breasts,” he said, according to the statement, which was docketed in the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, New York.
“I do not mind a massage,” Zorse reportedly said.
The woman, who said the words were not only repulsive The woman told investigators that at the beginning of the flight, Zorse repeatedly made verbal sexual advances on her, and that he acted “touchy feely.”
At another point during the flight, Zorse said: “I really like climbing on you”, after the woman had offered him to access the overhead luggage compartment to save him the trouble of climbing over her to get to the aisle.
According to the affidavit, Zorse told investigators that he thought the woman was flirting with him and said that she told him he was attractive and a good father.
He admitted putting his hand on the leg of the woman for just 30 seconds, and said he probably said something offensive to her, but openly denied the accusation that he was massaging her under her skirt.
The alleged pervert has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault and faces up to six months in jail if convicted.