A female CEO claims she was raped in her room at an exclusive New York hotel by a man she had met just hours earlier in one of the hotel’s bars.
The incident allegedly occurred at the Dream Downtown Hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Thursday, according to a report published in the New York Post.
The woman, who wishes to remain unnamed, is a 36-year-old mother of two from Florida.
Her attacker is described as a 5ft 5in, 150-pound light-skinned man in his 30s with brown eyes and shaggy brown hair and a crooked nose.
The CEO says he approached her in a hotel bar and started to flirt, she is adamant that she made it clear she wasn’t interested in his advances.
‘I had plugged my phone in across the room. So I kept walking back and forth to it. He never bought me a drink, but he had to have put something in my drink at that time,’ she told the Post.
The last thing the woman remembers before blacking out was walking to the elevator on her way to the hotel’s rooftop lounge P-HD.
The next thing she was aware off was waking up in her room with the top of her dress pulled down and her cellphone gone.
The victim said she didn’t realize she had been raped until she got to Roosevelt Hospital in Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
Law-enforcement sources said they have ‘good’ surveillance footage which shows the attacker leaving the woman’s room with her cellphone and one of her business cards.
The woman said she was staying at the hotel because she was scheduled to have a meeting with a retired sports star, but that the meeting got canceled.