Hawaii Hotel Employee Sues over Ignored Assault Complaint

August 15, 2016

An employee of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa has filed a lawsuit claiming hotel officials continued to accommodate a guest who groped her.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the employee on Tuesday filed the lawsuit against the hotel and Hassan Maan Melhem, who pleaded no contest to two counts of misdemeanor sexual assault in March.

The victim claims hotel officials discouraged her from filing a police report and continued to allow Melhem to stay at the hotel and use the spa after his arrest.

lawsuitMelhem’s attorneys are fighting the lawsuit.

Hyatt officials say they hold employee safety as a top priority.

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