A BRIT businessman has been charged with raping a British Airways flight attendant at a five-star hotel in Barbados.
Daniel Johnson, 41, is accused of attacking the woman during a stopover between flights on the Caribbean island.
Daniel Johnson, 41, has been charged with raping the BA stewardess at a hotel[/caption]
Johnson was granted bail of £4,000 but ordered to hand over his passport so he could not leave the island as investigations continue.
Magistrate Ian Weekes also ordered him to report to a police station twice a week as part of the bail conditions.
The businessman, who has lived in Barbados for the past seven years, allegedly raped a BA stewardess in her 20s at her £300-a-night hotel.
Police said the Johnson, a partner in a firm selling electric vehicles called Endless Electrics, was known to the woman.
She claims she was attacked after inviting Johnson back with her after they had been out for a meal along with other BA crew.
Cops were initially unable to locate the ex-pat but later arrested him.
Officers had to postpone quizzing Johnson after it was discovered that he had Covid.
The alleged victim remained on the island while police launched an investigation.
An airline source said it was “an unimaginable time” for the stewardess and the rest of the crew.
“What was one of the most magical parts of working for BA – heading out on the town in Barbados and staying at a lavish hotel – turned into a nightmare.
“The stewardess was brave enough to go to the police and report the attack.
“And her colleagues did not hesitate to provide supporting statements as part of the ongoing investigation.”
Over 150 passengers were put up in a hotel overnight, unaware of the allegations which prompted the last-minute cancellation.
Insiders claimed BA bosses “did not hesitate” to call off the flight back as staff are “always the priority in these situations”.
They added: “The airline has experienced support now on the ground in Barbados and everything will be done to look after the woman and her colleagues.
“Everyone is rooting for the stewardess and supporting the Barbados police in every way possible.”
The airline sent out its own investigator to offer help and support to the crew member.
Barbados Police spokesman Inspector Rodney Innis said: “Employees from the British Airways have given statements on the matter.”
Johnson was not asked to enter a plea and will appear back in court next month. He was represented by a local lawyer Lalu Hanuman.