A California couple, identified as Jane Doe and John Doe, has initiated legal action against a prestigious 5-star establishment, the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay. The couple’s stay at the hotel took an alarming turn when they allegedly received water contaminated with semen from a staff member.
During their four-night stay, Jane Doe experienced an unsettling incident when she felt thirsty while asleep. Upon requesting water, several bottles were promptly provided to her. However, after tasting the water from one of the bottles, she immediately detected a strange taste, prompting her to wake her husband, John Doe.
According to statements from Jane Doe’s lawyers, she opened the bottle, took a sip, and sensed that something was amiss with the liquid she had ingested. Subsequently, the husband, John Doe, examined the questionable water bottle, leading the couple to contact the police and report the disturbing incident.
The suspected “semen-contaminated water” underwent laboratory testing to verify the validity of the couple’s claims. Disturbed by the situation, Jane Doe confided in her husband, who, in turn, insisted that hotel security and management involve the police. Subsequent laboratory tests, as confirmed by California court records, substantiated the couple’s allegations, revealing the presence of semen in the water.
In their lawsuit, filed on October 12, Jane Doe described her encounter with the contaminated water as a source of immense distress, leaving her nervous, shocked, humiliated, and embarrassed. The couple is holding the hotel accountable, leveling charges of negligence, intentional infliction of fear, emotional stress, and other offenses.
This legal action sheds light on a disturbing incident that has not only impacted the physical well-being of the individuals involved but has also prompted a broader examination of the responsibilities and standards upheld by high-profile establishments in the hospitality industry.