Dec 24, 2020


by: dexter


Tags: cruiseship, DanielRawlings, falselyaccused, innocent


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Tradesman Daniel Rawlings Awarded $100,000 In Damages For Being Falsely Accused Of Rape And Wrongfully Imprisoned

A tradesman who was detained on a cruise ship for six days after a threesome with two young women has been awarded almost $100,000 in damages.  Air-conditioning technician Daniel Rawlings, 32, boarded the Explorer of the Seas in Sydney for a cruise with a friend around the south Pacific in November 2016.

The NWS District Court heard that Royal Caribbean ship security detained Rawlings after false accusations of rape were madeabout the tradesman and an 18-year-old woman ‘Ms A’. Ms A was found wandering the ship ‘naked, intoxicated and disorientated’ around 5am one morning after she went back to Rawlings’ room with another woman, the court heard.

Rawlings sued Royal Caribbean for wrongful imprisonment, resulting in a 199-page District Court judgment in Rawlings’ favour, almost four years after the fact. Judge John Hatzistergos ruled that his further days-long detention “comprising conditions akin to solitary confinement for the remainder of the journey back to Sydney… was not reasonable.” After careful scrutiny of Rawlings’ evidence, the judge found in his favour, ordering payment of $97,344 by Royal Caribbean. Justice was served for once. however once again the female false accuser walked away without any punishment!

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