Awful: Ritz-Carlton Maldives Butler Accused Of Raping Guest

Awful: Ritz-Carlton Maldives Butler Accused Of Raping Guest

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There’s a story going viral on Twitter about a woman who claims she was raped by one of the butlers at the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, as flagged by View from the Wing. My gosh, the details here are just terrible.

Solo female traveler claims she was raped at Ritz-Carlton Maldives

A solo female traveler (a Chinese national studying abroad in Australia) took to Twitter to make some pretty serious allegations against the Ritz-Carlton Maldives. According to this woman’s version of events, here’s what happened after she checked in on June 10, 2023:

  • After checking in, she was assigned a butler, who showed her around the room and familiarized her with the property’s amenities
  • During her stay, she splashed some water on her phone and couldn’t get it to turn on, so she contacted the front desk, and they sent the butler; he let her use his phone with her SIM card, so she could get in touch with her family
  • He then set down on her bed, and asked why she came to the property alone and where she’s from, and also asked if she slept outside the night before, at which point it occurred to her that he might have been watching her
  • He put some chewing gum in his mouth and asked her if she wanted to kiss, to which she responded no; she took her computer and translated it for him, in case he didn’t understand
  • He then reassured her that she could feel comfortable with him and that having sex is okay; he leaned toward her, and he forced open her mouth, and when she resisted he asked her if she was lesbian because she didn’t want to do anything with him
  • He then forced his tongue into her mouth but promised to be a gentleman, pushed her on the bed, removed his pants, and then put his private parts in her mouth twice, touched her private parts, and tried to have intercourse with her
  • She tried to get him to stop, but he wouldn’t; she eventually managed to wrap herself in a quilt, but he still asked if he could touch her breasts
  • He then “released” himself on her computer screen; he took a towel and wiped off the computer screen, and then told her he’d be back later, because she needed time to open up

How the Ritz-Carlton Maldives has responded

Following this incident, the woman immediately informed the property of what happened. Here’s what she claims happened:

  • Managers came to her room and tried to make it look like nothing happened, so she requested the police
  • Two staff came to her room to take her computer and the towel, and she reminded them that this should only go to the police
  • They then took samples from her mouth, told her that it would take a week to get the results, and that there was no reason to arrest the butler yet
  • She also did a medical examination, given that she had bruises all over her body
  • She was then asked to leave the hotel ASAP, and that this matter was between the police and butler, and had nothing to do with the hotel
  • The hotel told her she did this to get a free stay; she says she paid the full amount to the hotel, and that her family is “well reputed and rich”

The hotel was radio silent for some time, but finally posted to social media, stating the following:

We take such allegations seriously and this matter is currently with the police. The safety and well-being of our guests and associates are of the utmost importance. We continue to cooperate with the authorities, and are in regular communication with the guest.

She refutes these claims, stating that she has had no communication or apology from the resort since the incident.

This story is just terrible

My gosh, this story is just absolutely awful, and also an important reminder of how you really can’t let your guard down while traveling.

I have no reason to doubt this woman’s story or version of events. She immediately tried to get the hotel to contact authorities, she submitted evidence, etc.

It’s of course important to acknowledge that we only have one side of the story. I mention this because she names the butler and even posts his picture, and he should have the right to a fair trial (I mean, as much as that’s a thing in the Maldives).

I think one other important lesson here is that we often assume that we’re safe when staying at an international chain hotel, and we let our guard down. Unfortunately there are some bad actors out there, even at these hotels, and you should always have your guard up. That’s especially true for solo female travelers, who are most likely to be targeted.

This concern isn’t just true at chain hotels, but also when in foreign countries, where you can’t really trust authorities to act the same way they may at home. The Maldives is heavily reliant on tourism, so it goes without saying that the government has a strong incentive to downplay anything that paints the country as less than a perfect place to visit. Similarly, the hotel has a strong incentive to downplay this, since this is terrible PR.

Even if the hotel tries to downplay this, I hope that Marriott makes it a point to take this seriously. This is getting a huge amount of publicity, and Marriott would look a lot better if it showed that guest safety was a priority, and that this is handled the way it should be. I’m not holding my breath, though…

Bottom line

A solo female traveler staying at the Ritz-Carlton Maldives claims she was raped by one of the butlers. She detailed the allegations, submitted a police report, handed over the evidence, and was swabbed. The hotel reportedly told her she was just trying to get a free stay, and hasn’t been in contact with her since the stay.

While I certainly hope that a thorough and fair investigation is performed, I do have some concerns there. I’m curious to see how this situation evolves, and feel terribly for the guest.

What do you make of this Ritz-Carlton Maldives rape story?

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  1. Roger Guest

    I actually went there and I believe house keeping took 1500$ from my bag. My bag was messed up like someone went through it. I had around 3000$ did report to my Butler and manager came and asked me if I wanted to file a report. I was checking out and flying out did Not want to miss the plane. I went Nov of last year. Surprising one of my friends from China went over...

    I actually went there and I believe house keeping took 1500$ from my bag. My bag was messed up like someone went through it. I had around 3000$ did report to my Butler and manager came and asked me if I wanted to file a report. I was checking out and flying out did Not want to miss the plane. I went Nov of last year. Surprising one of my friends from China went over and had some money missing from her purse also. We had no concrete proof but who knows I might have dropped it .Too bad the place is nice and new . I would suggest putting valuables and money in the lock box for sure.

  2. NYGuy24 Diamond

    It is best to not rush to judgement. I wouldn't necessarily just assume she is telling the truth. While I believe it is quite possible this happened I really have a hard time believing that someone at a high end hotel would actually tell a woman who was saying she was raped that she is just saying it to get a free night. To me that is really difficult to believe at a property of...

    It is best to not rush to judgement. I wouldn't necessarily just assume she is telling the truth. While I believe it is quite possible this happened I really have a hard time believing that someone at a high end hotel would actually tell a woman who was saying she was raped that she is just saying it to get a free night. To me that is really difficult to believe at a property of this caliber. Do I believe a butler could sexually assault someone? Sure. However, for someone at a management level to say such a thing to a paying customer who is making these allegations? That doesn't sound true at all, which calls into question what else may not be true or have been exaggerated. There may very well be much more to this story because we are only being told one side from someone who has an incentive to make the hotel look as bad as possible.

    1. Jonathan Guest

      You do know this is a Muslim country right?

  3. Lindathenurse New Member

    Its a disturbing week. "we often assume that we’re safe when staying at an international chain hotel, and we let our guard down" whilst Hyatt's GM tries to downplay killing guests with carbon monoxide and Ritz management tries to downplay rape. What else do we not know about?

  4. James teh Guest

    Obviously ritz carton and the authorities are covering up the case, this woman can afford to stay in expensive resort and she’s attending an established university, no logical for her to destruct herself to this extent. Ritz carton make a big mistake to coverup for this accused‘s criminal act and damage the reputation.

    1. Eskimo Guest

      Consider all the weird stuff people do on YouTube, TikTok, and other social media, logic is all there.

      A YouTuber faked a plane crash. That person can afford a plane and represented Team USA for the Winter Olympics, no logical for him to destruct herself to this extent.

      Ritz also have no reason to cover up if they know they are holding a smoking gun.

      A lot of plot holes from both sides. Too...

      Consider all the weird stuff people do on YouTube, TikTok, and other social media, logic is all there.

      A YouTuber faked a plane crash. That person can afford a plane and represented Team USA for the Winter Olympics, no logical for him to destruct herself to this extent.

      Ritz also have no reason to cover up if they know they are holding a smoking gun.

      A lot of plot holes from both sides. Too early to make conclusions based on news from social media and blogs. But obviously most people believe everything on the internet.

  5. Jacques Portgieter Guest

    Certainly raises more questions than answers with the info she's provided.

    I hope everyone concerned is afforded a fair and thorough investigation.

  6. Eric Guest

    I won't stay at this property for sure in the future especially the authorities and the hotel downplay this incident. I'm not surprised at all this happened. When I travelled to Maldives last year, I was told by staff employees they can't go home for a few months once they work at the resort. Most their colleagues are male. Interact with a female would be hotel guests.

  7. Bill Guest

    She is definitely a scam, looking for a pay day. I wouldn’t pass it as a politically motivated scandal to destabilise the entire country for the upcoming election. Also, can anyone ask her to show the credit card charge slip that she used to pay the Ritz Carlton for the accommodation?

    I love how strategically she tweets “June 2023” because she said different dates to different media. She forgot the date but she remembers...

    She is definitely a scam, looking for a pay day. I wouldn’t pass it as a politically motivated scandal to destabilise the entire country for the upcoming election. Also, can anyone ask her to show the credit card charge slip that she used to pay the Ritz Carlton for the accommodation?

    I love how strategically she tweets “June 2023” because she said different dates to different media. She forgot the date but she remembers everything else.

    I hope the accused also sues her so he also gets a payday.

    1. Chenchen Guest

      She wouldn't even be able to set foot in the room..let alone be assigned a butler if she didn't pay first!
      You obviously must have never used a hotel before, and are a chauvinistic and misogynistic pig!
      There are nothing wrong with her dates..go do math dumbass!
      Also..generalmy speaking..most women aren't ambitious enough to want to post her beat up naked photos online so to whip up a political storm. Who their...

      She wouldn't even be able to set foot in the room..let alone be assigned a butler if she didn't pay first!
      You obviously must have never used a hotel before, and are a chauvinistic and misogynistic pig!
      There are nothing wrong with her dates..go do math dumbass!
      Also..generalmy speaking..most women aren't ambitious enough to want to post her beat up naked photos online so to whip up a political storm. Who their fucking leader will be is a dust compared to the value of our vaginas!

    2. Eskimo Guest

      @Chenchen
      I can't speak specific for this property's policy.
      But I can assure you I've set foot in so many rooms without paying anything first. I'm only charged at check out.

      You obviously must have never used a hotel before.
      Also 'generalmy' (sic) speaking, most women aren't ambitious enough but maybe this one is.

    3. PF Guest

      "But I can assure you I've set foot in so many rooms without paying anything first...."

      Sure buddy, they never take your credit card when you check in? Besides the most sleazy one star hotels, they all take your credit card or you don't get a room, period. Your credibility is surly lacking.

    4. Jonathan Guest

      All hotels in islands like the Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritus and even Zanzibar require guests to pay the reservation in FULL at booking, and charge for incidentals such as spa services, meals, etc at check out. I have been to the Maldives thrice and stayed at this very Ritz Carlton, and can assure you she paid for her stay in full prior to checking in.

  8. MaroonOtter Member

    Bonvoyed at a whole new level

  9. iamhere Guest

    She blames the Ritz Carlton for covering it up. I can see how the butler and how the hotel could be held responsible but for Ritz Carlton to be responsible depends if it is independently managed or frachised, etc

  10. Michael Guest

    The Ritz Carlton social media account as well as that of the Maldives resort are also deleting comments urging them to address this incident. Beyond belief the lack of accountability.

    1. Lindathenurse New Member

      They are deleting comments on Facebook or Insta?

  11. Laura Guest

    Horrific! If I were this women, I would bite off this butler's dick if he dares putting it in my mouth.

  12. Christ Guest

    "This matter is currently with the police" and "we are cooperating with the authorities" are such disgusting cliches, and unfortunately not surprising coming from big companies like this. Someone very dear to me was killed in a fire at a senior center (Antara Delhi GK2), and these are the same lines being put out by the company to the media. They all make themselves out to be innocent bystanders and sometimes even point the finger...

    "This matter is currently with the police" and "we are cooperating with the authorities" are such disgusting cliches, and unfortunately not surprising coming from big companies like this. Someone very dear to me was killed in a fire at a senior center (Antara Delhi GK2), and these are the same lines being put out by the company to the media. They all make themselves out to be innocent bystanders and sometimes even point the finger at someone else -- but at the end of the day they are responsible for the safety of paying customers on their premises

  13. Sofia Guest

    Ritz responded to daily Mail saying this is with the police now but didn’t explain how they treated the victim. Did they made any arrangements for her to keep her safe and have a place to stay while waiting? It seems every one in the island want her to leave. Ritz shame continues on you

  14. SDRon Guest

    Most of us know that as usual The Butler Did It. Case closed!

  15. Anabel Guest

    This is such a horrifying expression! I feel so bad for the victim and hope she finds justice and peace soon. Instead of investigating and apologizing, whoever from the hotel accused her to fake reporting is just so insulting. That would have to be a whole dramatic act to just get a free night.

  16. dave Guest

    Men from the subcontinent are extremely thirsty for light-skinned Asian women. Case closed, you're welcome.

    1. goldman sachs Guest

      there is plenty of evidence to convict the assailant without resorting to racism. the accused is a person, not a subcontinent. right now is a good time to remind us all that rape is not exclusively about sexual "thirst" it is about power abuse and dehumanization.

    2. DCharlie Guest

      Yes cause Caucasian rapists in the west just do not exist. All accused of rape outside elsewhere are from the subcontinent in disguise. What an idiot.

  17. Lukas Diamond

    Jeff sounds like a person from RC Maldives management trying to do damage control.

  18. John Guest

    @Eskimo:

    "My gut instinct is people do crazy stuff for crazy reasons.

    Too many plot holes from both sides to paint a clear picture."

    So Eskimo is being reticent on this topic, huh? But you were not so reluctant to poke fun and laugh and taunt those unfortunate tourists horribly burned alive at the New Zealand volcano eruption a few years ago, you miserable dimwit.

    1. goldman sachs Guest

      i loathe to emphasize that Eskimo's comment, however atrocious, falls close to last place in the atrocity contest that is going on. the current leader is Jeff at 3:37pm.

  19. IrishAlan Diamond

    As a male who has devoted my career to empowering females, I find it so disheartening that there are so many rape apologists commenting on here. Very few women ever lie about rape and report it, especially stranger rape, and especially in a country with at best backward policing.

    How do we wake more people up that BELIEVING women doesn’t have to mean not affording the male due process? By keeping the male’s identity hidden...

    As a male who has devoted my career to empowering females, I find it so disheartening that there are so many rape apologists commenting on here. Very few women ever lie about rape and report it, especially stranger rape, and especially in a country with at best backward policing.

    How do we wake more people up that BELIEVING women doesn’t have to mean not affording the male due process? By keeping the male’s identity hidden until such time as he may be convicted, then there’s protection. Assuming there’s “two sides to every story” is such a slap in the face to every woman and in fact every man that has ever been raped!

    1. David Diamond

      I mean, there are Aziz Ansari situations, but then there's this, which pretty strongly affirms her story. People don't bruise themselves all over, and get almost naked photos of them taken at the police station just so they can (according to Ritz Carlton) scam a free night stay at a hotel.

      She's an international student studying in Australia who then paid more to fly to the Maldives, she's not hurting for money.

      The RC Maldives,...

      I mean, there are Aziz Ansari situations, but then there's this, which pretty strongly affirms her story. People don't bruise themselves all over, and get almost naked photos of them taken at the police station just so they can (according to Ritz Carlton) scam a free night stay at a hotel.

      She's an international student studying in Australia who then paid more to fly to the Maldives, she's not hurting for money.

      The RC Maldives, the police, Marriott and the rape apologists in here all come out looking pretty terrible by all measures.

  20. Jeff Guest

    I'm shook reading this right now. We had this butler last year during our stay at the RC Maldives, and he was nothing but kind, friendly, gentle and sincere. I always lean towards believing the accuser, but not in this situation. I can say with 100% certainly, this man is too gentle to ever put bruise on another human being. The stakes are too high, and I can tell you that knowing him personally, he...

    I'm shook reading this right now. We had this butler last year during our stay at the RC Maldives, and he was nothing but kind, friendly, gentle and sincere. I always lean towards believing the accuser, but not in this situation. I can say with 100% certainly, this man is too gentle to ever put bruise on another human being. The stakes are too high, and I can tell you that knowing him personally, he would NEVER do such an act, the stakes are too high, especially in the Maldives. This is such a sad situation for the "me too" movement, the accuser has clearly made up the story in order to get a free stay at a very expensive resort (check her very strange twitter account) . I hope and pray that he will be alright and that justice comes to every liar and thief.

    1. Somedude Guest

      Why does "Jeff" sound like Ritz Fari management? They accused her of making up the story to get a free stay. Why would she need a free stay if she paid cash?

    2. Jeff Guest

      I'm definitely not made up. I can provide personal pictures and dates of my stay. Like I said, I personally know the butler that she has accused because he was our butler. He wouldn't hurt a flea. Period. I PERSONALLY know this man, do you personally know the accuser? Have you taken a look at her wacky twitter account? I will compare my credibility any day over her. My heart is broken because she has...

      I'm definitely not made up. I can provide personal pictures and dates of my stay. Like I said, I personally know the butler that she has accused because he was our butler. He wouldn't hurt a flea. Period. I PERSONALLY know this man, do you personally know the accuser? Have you taken a look at her wacky twitter account? I will compare my credibility any day over her. My heart is broken because she has destroyed his life. Maybe you should consider there are two sides to every story. I also chatted with the management at the RC Maldives, and if the same general manager is still there that was there last year, I can tell you, she would take an allegation like this very seriously. The fact that she was kicked off the island after making this accusation tells me all that I need to know about it's credibility.

    3. Justin Guest

      Could you kindly provide me your check in date.

      I am wondering if I have personally met this so-called gentleman at the resort.

    4. goldman sachs Guest

      f*** I am deeply ashamed to share the same gender as "Jeff". i can accept that this man was your butler, and you were satisfied with the service he delivered to you. you have no capability to judge what he is capable of. in a twisted sense, the very fact that you said he "wouldn't hurt a flea" adds credibility to the accuser because so many CONVICTED criminals of the worst type (rape, murder) have...

      f*** I am deeply ashamed to share the same gender as "Jeff". i can accept that this man was your butler, and you were satisfied with the service he delivered to you. you have no capability to judge what he is capable of. in a twisted sense, the very fact that you said he "wouldn't hurt a flea" adds credibility to the accuser because so many CONVICTED criminals of the worst type (rape, murder) have been profiled in media reports with friends and neighbors using those exact same words. now let's pick apart the rest of your comment

      I can say with 100% certainly ...

      okay, we all know the only 100% certain things on earth are death and taxes, so which is it going to be?

      ... this man is too gentle

      is that death or taxes?

      The stakes are too high, and I can tell you that knowing him personally, he would NEVER do such an act

      how do you think monica lewinsky would respond to your comment that "the stakes are too high" - or DSK (French guy) who was acquitted in court but admitted verbally in the press that he engaged in inappropriate sex acts? DSK was to be French president and lost that. how is that for high stakes?

      countless mass murderers and other serious criminals "would NEVER do such an act" according to people who knew the criminals far more intimately and in a more personal capacity than you knew your butler.

      I can provide personal pictures and dates of my stay.

      great. who gives a f**? irrelevant unless your pictures were of your butler's nether regions and show unequivocally that he is 100% castrated and was incapable of penetrating. now what are the chances you have such pics? guess what? it's the same as the chance a rape accusation is false!

      Have you taken a look at her wacky twitter account?

      a double whammy of cultural ignorance and victim blaming. I almost cannot believe my eyes.

      I also chatted with the management at the RC Maldives, and if the same general manager is still there that was there last year, I can tell you, she would take an allegation like this very seriously.

      you claim unusually strong capabilities to predict the behavior of human beings in new situations. if you really had this capability (which you don't because no human being or even AI system does) then you would ... ah forget it. you do not have this capability do you understand? learn some humility and self awareness, learn to stop blaming the victim! educate yourself on the metoo movement from sources that are not Andrew Tate.

    5. Guest Guest

      Interesting you just stayed in the hotel for a couple days and can guarantee a person’s personality and insult a victim? Tell us how do you personally know?

    6. Brainstem Guest

      Very sad story. Guess wife and I aren’t going to Maldives anymore.

    7. Lindathenurse New Member

      Oh come on, Jeff. None of us really *know* anybody.

    8. Ellen Guest

      You were guest and you claim you can vouch for the butler and RC management? Is this a joke?People who know mass murderers and rapists all their lives do no know their dark side. You were a guest for what, a few days? A week? You only saw their best behavior while you were a guest and you claim to know them? You can’t be that naive….

    9. DC Guest

      If your mother, sister, daughter, and any other female relatives ever have to experience rape in the future, I hope someone comes out defending the accuser as vehemently as you have done in this case, Jeff.

    10. Chenchen Guest

      Jeff.. how old are you? are you 6yo?

      Is a predator going to announce to you he's a predator first before he perpetrates you?

      He needs his tips off of you wake up! You're in the ritz fucking carleton! All my butlers have been the kindest people..like why aren't they?!

      His gentleness to you only means that you have nothing more valuable to offer him other than your money! You don't deserve his monstrosity until you have a fair skinned Asian vagina to offer him!

    11. Guan Wong Guest

      This lady is a lot wealthier for free hotel stay as an international student. You can judge someone for a short stay. I am "impressed". I have been working as an engineer and managing people for many years. Yet, I am never able to judge people deep in their skin.

      Pointing at a twitter account that I don't see any problem with. Your character is highly questionable. Absolutely you can provide me all your contact. I want to see who the hell is you.

    12. Jobathan Guest

      @Jeff It appears you were not solo on your stay at this Ritz as you mentioned "we had this very butler..." in your comments. My fiancée, who is a woman of color, a pediatric cardiologist and traveled to the Maldives to stay at this very Ritz as a graduation present for obtaining her PhD phoned me on day 2 of her 8 nights paid in full stay to come be with her because she was...

      @Jeff It appears you were not solo on your stay at this Ritz as you mentioned "we had this very butler..." in your comments. My fiancée, who is a woman of color, a pediatric cardiologist and traveled to the Maldives to stay at this very Ritz as a graduation present for obtaining her PhD phoned me on day 2 of her 8 nights paid in full stay to come be with her because she was being aggressively solicited and harassed for being solo. She even asked for a different butler. Once I was by her side it was professionalism all around. We met another solo female traveler who was experiencing the same ordeal, and also had some of her money stolen from her room. I believe in due process, and what's in the dark will come to light. But like my mother always use to say, "I trust everyone, its the devil inside of them that I do not trust!"

  21. Rebecca Guest

    Would she really go to extreme lengths to make this public globally, via socials, police and the embassy if this didn't happen? One thing is for sure this would never happen at a Four Seasons.

    1. goldman sachs Guest

      the victim should be commended for her bravery. most rape victims do not make a police report let alone other types of reports (and of course it is an individual's prerogative on how extensively to report).

      however the problem is socially there is unjustified stigma that pressures many victims not to report. why does this stigma exist? exhibit A would be the ignorant comments in the rest of this post. victim blaming, claiming that certain...

      the victim should be commended for her bravery. most rape victims do not make a police report let alone other types of reports (and of course it is an individual's prerogative on how extensively to report).

      however the problem is socially there is unjustified stigma that pressures many victims not to report. why does this stigma exist? exhibit A would be the ignorant comments in the rest of this post. victim blaming, claiming that certain details don't add up, when in fact they do, it's just that the commenters are too stupid to do addition correctly.

  22. goldman sachs Guest

    awful lot of rape apologist comments

    let me tell you all a fact:

    there is virtually no such thing as a false rape accusation, it's so vanishingly rare it is not with the realm of reasonable discussion in a situation like this. You don't "both sides" or "innocent until proven guilty" this type of situation outside the courts - and the court system DOES NOT provide justice for the vast majority of rape victims.

    1. Samo Guest

      People have cut their hands for insurance fraud. Of course there are false rape accusations (some of them proven to be false, including several high profile cases) - and there would be far more of them if such accusation would be sufficient to ruin someone's life.

      Does it seem likely in this case? No, there's no obvious motive. But your premise is incredibly wrong.

    2. Sel, D. Guest

      “it’s so vanishingly rare”

      I think OMAAT needs community notes. I’ll try:

      No studies have been recently conducted that quantify an increase or decrease in false rape accusations. Furthermore, it’s very difficult to quantify, as without an abundance of physical evidence, it’s impossible to determine if any event, including a rape, has occurred (or not).

    3. goldman sachs Guest

      how about this "birdwatch" (the actual name for community notes, which you would know if you knew what you were talking about): user Sel, D. has a long history of ignorant and bigoted comments on all kinds of topics on this blog.

      you don't need to take an OMAAT commenter, including myself, at face value. you can verify using trusted sources that my statement is true: false rape accusations are extremely rare. there is no...

      how about this "birdwatch" (the actual name for community notes, which you would know if you knew what you were talking about): user Sel, D. has a long history of ignorant and bigoted comments on all kinds of topics on this blog.

      you don't need to take an OMAAT commenter, including myself, at face value. you can verify using trusted sources that my statement is true: false rape accusations are extremely rare. there is no room for disagreement between reasonable people on this statement.

    4. Eskimo Guest

      LOL, another brainwashed hypocrite making fluff up about volcano comments or rape accusations.
      It's the internet, always expected but your ability is just awful, both of you.

      Here's a guideline, at least try to say the same thing under the same reply an hour apart.
      June 20, 2023, 2:11 pm : "there is virtually no such thing as a false rape accusation"
      June 20, 2023, 3:23 pm : "false rape accusations are...

      LOL, another brainwashed hypocrite making fluff up about volcano comments or rape accusations.
      It's the internet, always expected but your ability is just awful, both of you.

      Here's a guideline, at least try to say the same thing under the same reply an hour apart.
      June 20, 2023, 2:11 pm : "there is virtually no such thing as a false rape accusation"
      June 20, 2023, 3:23 pm : "false rape accusations are extremely rare"

      If your statement shifts from 'virtually no' to 'extremely rare' in an hour, one could expect it to be a 'very common' by tomorrow?

      LOL

    5. Dt123 Gold

      All of the comments I'm seeing on here are ridiculous. All of these "keyboard warriors" saying that there is no chance that she is lying, believe all women, etc. (Also, who spends enough time in the comments section to come up with "user Sel, D. has a long history of ignorant and bigoted comments"). My point is this: the evidence will layout who is guilty in this case; after the situation with ford v kavanaugh...

      All of the comments I'm seeing on here are ridiculous. All of these "keyboard warriors" saying that there is no chance that she is lying, believe all women, etc. (Also, who spends enough time in the comments section to come up with "user Sel, D. has a long history of ignorant and bigoted comments"). My point is this: the evidence will layout who is guilty in this case; after the situation with ford v kavanaugh (amongst others) no one is granted a bypass of due process

    6. Jonathan Guest

      @ Dt123 Allegedly his semen was spewed on her computer and wiped with a towel. If this is indeed true, then case closed. Unless the evidence was destroyed or not given to the proper authorities. Last I read, the perpetrator's passport was confiscated by Maldivian authorities so he cannot leave.

  23. Regis Guest

    Innocent until proven gulty. No judgement or taking anybody's side until an impartial judge reviews the case and adjucates this claim. Rapes happen but so do false allegations, particularly in our attention seeking and publicity driven social media world.

    1. Eskimo Guest

      You assume the justice system is transparent and fair.

    2. Jacob Guest

      I find it odd that a rape victim woukd report such an awful experience on Twitter? Seems too personal and horrific of an event to share on Twitter….especially so soon after happening. What’s the expectation of doing so? Let the authorities help you. I also am curious about the urgency to contact home so soon after arrival. If “rich”, as she states, no tablet or laptop to use in lieu of damaged phone? Computer available...

      I find it odd that a rape victim woukd report such an awful experience on Twitter? Seems too personal and horrific of an event to share on Twitter….especially so soon after happening. What’s the expectation of doing so? Let the authorities help you. I also am curious about the urgency to contact home so soon after arrival. If “rich”, as she states, no tablet or laptop to use in lieu of damaged phone? Computer available at hotel to email home? Borrowing a butler’s phone on Day 1 seems unusual.

    3. Chenchen Guest

      dude,
      1. She posted on Twitter cuz the hotel tried to slide this under the carpet as documented. The local authorities weren't helping her. Do you read?? She was effin raped...how much later is she supposed to wait to disclose this?! I would have screamed to the world the second this happened to me. Why should the victim be ashamed?! She should be proud for voicing herself. All victims should do so!

      2....

      dude,
      1. She posted on Twitter cuz the hotel tried to slide this under the carpet as documented. The local authorities weren't helping her. Do you read?? She was effin raped...how much later is she supposed to wait to disclose this?! I would have screamed to the world the second this happened to me. Why should the victim be ashamed?! She should be proud for voicing herself. All victims should do so!

      2. Urgency to contact home? Do you not have a family?! Not only it's normal, it's also a very Chinese cultural behavior. We stay in touch with families every fucking hour. I need to update my mom at every layover! This makes her more legitimate.

      3. Wtf her phone is broken.. of course I would contact my hotel for help too in the first minute. The butler offered his phone to her out of his "kindness" she didn't borrow it.

      The point is... why would a girl bruise herself and implore the world and the consulate with her naked photos just to get a free hotel stay you misogynistic pig!

    4. goldman sachs Guest

      false allegations of rape are vanishingly rare. they're not in the realm of reasonable discussion. your lack of trust in the accuser is ignorant, offensive, and uneducated and it shows you to be low class.

    5. Tom Guest

      “ it shows you to be low class” - unlike randomly insulting people using the anonymity of the internet, you mean?

    6. JHH Guest

      Apparently the victim only booked 1 night at this hotel. Agreed we should wait for more evidence to surface before jumping to conclusions...

    7. Chenchen Guest

      The justice system in places like Bali and Maldives is a piece of shit

  24. Donna Diamond

    My gut instinct is to believe her side. The last thing any traveler wants, solo or otherwise, is police trouble in a foreign country. Hotel security has improved immensely in recent years but it still ultimately comes down to staff in the end. As a solo business traveler, I’m vigilant. There are plenty of countries I will not travel to alone.

    1. Eskimo Guest

      My gut instinct is people do crazy stuff for crazy reasons.

      Too many plot holes from both sides to paint a clear picture.

    2. goldman sachs Guest

      Eskimo lose the trolling please on this type of topic. your gut instinct is completely immaterial here. there are no plot holes.

  25. CE Guest

    The lady claims that the butler seemed to be watching her because he asked her if she slept outside by the room pool the previous night.
    However, this incident happened the first day she arrived at the resort.
    The timeline does not make sense.

    1. Somedude Guest

      My understanding is that she arrived on June 10 (maybe a morning/afternoon flight) and the incident happened on June 11.

    2. goldman sachs Guest

      this kind of grasping at straws is straight up rape apologist behavior.

      you have obviously misunderstood the timeline due to a language barrier and more importantly an empathy barrier.

      if you really want to get all pedantic and technical, you sleep on the first night of a hotel stay, which makes the next calendar day the first practical day.

  26. BG Guest

    Some countries really do not get the concept of the solo traveler. As a solo male traveler, I have been in uncomfortable situations in places like Bali and the Maldives, in short layovers ahead of diving trips. In Bali, the butler attending to my room at the St. Regis constantly kept asking why I was alone, if I was married, etc. Similar unnecessary questions happened at the dining outlets, spa, etc. I also had some...

    Some countries really do not get the concept of the solo traveler. As a solo male traveler, I have been in uncomfortable situations in places like Bali and the Maldives, in short layovers ahead of diving trips. In Bali, the butler attending to my room at the St. Regis constantly kept asking why I was alone, if I was married, etc. Similar unnecessary questions happened at the dining outlets, spa, etc. I also had some similar episodes at a Sheraton property in the Maldives, although not that uncomfortable. I can only imagine how worse it can be towards a solo female traveler.

    1. Richmond_Surrey Guest

      I never had issues traveling solo (female), not even in Maldives. Maybe my hotel was cheap enough, so no butler or other personal services.

      No one ever tried to get close to me or ask me any questions. I guess, locals in Tunisia were watching women on a beach, but that's it.

      I'm going on another solo road trip through Europe tomorrow and don't expect any troubles. And yes, I will be driving at night, as usual.

    2. Eddie Guest

      What hasn't happened to you doesn't mean it's not happening to others. Please at least try to be sympathetic. No one deserves to go through this.

    3. goldman sachs Guest

      yeah Richmond_Surrey we don't doubt your experience now could you please read the room and not post something that comes off as invalidating a victim's experience

      if I may be very blunt you are probably f***ng ugly

    4. BradStPete Diamond

      Interesting. I have also encountered this as a solo male traveler and thought it was "just me". Yes, it is uncomfortable.

  27. Lee Guest

    We don't need to rely on the credibility of either person. Validating the story rests on a simple question: Is the guy's DNA on her computer? Even if "wiped off," there is trace DNA.

  28. Ks Guest

    This reminds of another blog review from a solo female traveler to a Marriott property in the Maldives a few years ago. Not a butler, but a housekeeper made her uncomfortable with some romantic gestures. It didn’t go further than a gesture, but I could see how it could spiral into what happened in this article.

  29. Dave Guest

    Before judging: this is only half the story. Looking at the destination (Muslim) and her Twitter profile photo (quite revealing), the story from the other side may be opposite. I don't know the whole story, we don't know the full story.

    1. TravelinWilly Diamond

      “…and her Twitter profile photo (quite revealing)…”

      Disgusting. You *are* implying that sexual assault is her fault. Her photo has literally nothing to do with this. Fix yourself.

    2. Dave Guest

      No, thats not what i imply. I imply that people judge before knowing the full story.

    3. David Diamond

      You sound like a certain ex-President. "I'm not gonna say she's making this up, but she's making this up. Look at that Twitter profile! Can you imagine if she was a sl*t? Can you imagine if she was just a scammer? I'm not saying she was, but can you imagine?"

      Straight out of his playbook, and it doesn't hide who you are; we all know.

    4. Antonio Guest

      And here we can see how the Neanderthal man learnt to use a laptop. Please admire! Girl is less victim because is revealing . Its the the thing all women drean to do: go to a 3000 usd MV resort to acuse of rape a 20 hour a day working Malay.. you can get bonus Marriott points for additional cxxshots!!!

    5. reddargon Diamond

      True, you don't know the full story but I guess that didn't stop you from insinuating that her "quite revealing" Twitter profile photo has some relevance. Very classy.

    6. Somedude Guest

      Nice of you to blame the victim "her Twitter profile photo (quite revealing)". Typical.

    7. MaroonOtter Member

      This comment is absurd. Blaming the victim… and what does Muslim has to do with any of this? Are you implying that Muslims don’t understand how consent works?

    8. Naba Guest

      But it's not right to comment on her profile picture now. She was raped and there are many proves of it. Do you think a girl will be happy to declare that she was raaped? Of course not. This is a big issue. The hotel should take the responsibility too

    9. Guest Guest

      Very absurd comment blaming the victim.

  30. Jay Guest

    Wow and to think we nearly stayed here. After this kind of response (apparently) - i'm hesitant to ever consider this resort.

    Will wait for more reports though, but this is an absolute disgrace if this is truly how the hotel handled it.

  31. RetiredATLATC Diamond

    Obviously not even close to the same thing, but my wife was accosted by the islands Dr. after she had gone to see him while we were in the Maldives in 2018.

    The hotel, I'd say, took it semi-seriously as the Dr. was removed from the island immediately (whether to protect him or guests is another story).

    This story is just horrible.

  32. Ray Guest

    Checked the Twitter thread that she did. She has contacted the Chinese Embassy, who has assisted her with contacting the police, and asked the police to take the rape of a Chinese tourist seriously. I hope the case is resolved, but the Chinese Embassy may need to apply more pressure (quietly or otherwise) to the authorities. Imagine the CGTN/CCTV headlines at home: "female student staying at American hotel chain assaulted by employee in Maldives".

    There's...

    Checked the Twitter thread that she did. She has contacted the Chinese Embassy, who has assisted her with contacting the police, and asked the police to take the rape of a Chinese tourist seriously. I hope the case is resolved, but the Chinese Embassy may need to apply more pressure (quietly or otherwise) to the authorities. Imagine the CGTN/CCTV headlines at home: "female student staying at American hotel chain assaulted by employee in Maldives".

    There's also the equally troubling subject of: "this happened to a tourist who spoke up. What of the locals whose cases aren't even taken seriously?", which of course is a discussion for another day

    1. Guest Guest

      Ritz and its management is behaved very shameless. They accused her of making up and kicked her out of the hotel while waiting the test results, they might even destroyed evidence by taking them from the girl before police

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TravelinWilly Diamond

“…and her Twitter profile photo (quite revealing)…” Disgusting. You *are* implying that sexual assault is her fault. Her photo has literally nothing to do with this. Fix yourself.

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goldman sachs Guest

f*** I am deeply ashamed to share the same gender as "Jeff". i can accept that this man was your butler, and you were satisfied with the service he delivered to you. <strong>you have no capability to judge what he is capable of.</strong> in a twisted sense, the very fact that you said he "wouldn't hurt a flea" <strong><em>adds credibility to the accuser</em></strong> because so many CONVICTED criminals of the worst type (rape, murder) have been profiled in media reports with friends and neighbors using those exact same words. now let's pick apart the rest of your comment <blockquote>I can say with 100% certainly ...</blockquote> okay, we all know the only 100% certain things on earth are death and taxes, so which is it going to be? <blockquote>... this man is too gentle</blockquote> is that death or taxes? <blockquote> The stakes are too high, and I can tell you that knowing him personally, he would NEVER do such an act</blockquote> how do you think monica lewinsky would respond to your comment that "the stakes are too high" - or DSK (French guy) who was acquitted in court but admitted verbally in the press that he engaged in inappropriate sex acts? DSK was to be French president and lost that. how is that for high stakes? countless mass murderers and other serious criminals "would NEVER do such an act" according to people who knew the criminals far more intimately and in a more personal capacity than you knew your butler. <blockquote>I can provide personal pictures and dates of my stay.</blockquote> great. who gives a f**? irrelevant unless your pictures were of your butler's nether regions and show unequivocally that he is 100% castrated and was incapable of penetrating. now what are the chances you have such pics? guess what? it's the same as the chance a rape accusation is false! <blockquote>Have you taken a look at her wacky twitter account?</blockquote> a double whammy of cultural ignorance and victim blaming. I almost cannot believe my eyes. <blockquote>I also chatted with the management at the RC Maldives, and if the same general manager is still there that was there last year, I can tell you, she would take an allegation like this very seriously.</blockquote> you claim unusually strong capabilities to predict the behavior of human beings in new situations. if you really had this capability (which you don't because no human being or even AI system does) then you would ... ah forget it. <strong>you do not have this capability</strong> do you understand? learn some humility and self awareness, learn to stop blaming the victim! educate yourself on the metoo movement from sources that are not Andrew Tate.

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Justin Guest

Could you kindly provide me your check in date. I am wondering if I have personally met this so-called gentleman at the resort.

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