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USA: Airbnb guest sues company for negligence over alleged sexual assault by host

Author: Sam Levin, Guardian (UK), Published on: 28 July 2017

"Airbnb sued by woman who says she was sexually assaulted by 'superhost'", 28 July 2017

An Airbnb guest is seeking to hold the company accountable for an alleged sexual assault, claiming in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit that she was attacked by a host who was not properly screened…

Lapayowker is accusing Airbnb of negligence when it allowed her to rent a room from Carlos Del Olmo, who was previously accused of domestic violence…

Reached by phone, Del Olmo said he was not aware of the complaint and vehemently denied the sexual assault allegation, noting that criminal charges were never filed. An Airbnb spokesperson said that it had conducted a background check on Del Olmo, but because he was not convicted in a previous case, he was allowed to be a host. The company also said it removed him from the site after learning of Lapayowker’s claims…

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Related companies: Airbnb