A British tourist who was raped by at a luxury hotel in Sri Lanka today has been denied compensation by the Court of Appeal, as per The Daily Mail.
The woman was on holiday with her husband at Sri Lanka’s Club Bentota Hotel when she was attacked by the uniformed hotel employee.
She described how the man lured her into an engineering room in the hotel’s grounds and held her by the throat as he assaulted her.
The woman, who is in her 30s and from Glasgow, was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection after her return to the UK.
After she discovered she was pregnant, she had to undergo checks to ensure that the child was her husband’s and not the rapist’s.
She sued tour giants, Kuoni Travel Ltd, through which she booked the 2010 package tour to one of the island’s most prestigious resorts.
But now senior judges in London have ruled that neither Kuoni nor the hotel could be blamed for the electrician’s crime.
The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, said the attacker was of previous good character and no similar complaints had been made against him.
The hotel had taken up his references before employing him and neither Club Bentota nor Kuoni could have predicted the sex attack.