In this video cruise sexual assault attorney Jack Hickey discusses what to do if you are ever the victim of cruise ship sexual assault or rape.
- Go get help - Do not think that you have done anything wrong. Immediately seek help and to put yourself into a safe location.
- Report the incident to cruise authorities- Report the incident to the ship’s onboard authorities and be sure to get a rape kit examination.
- Report the incident to the FBI (Do not allow the cruise line to report to the FBI on your behalf) - Cruise companies want to tell the FBI their version of events, which can be a conflict of interest, especially when a cruise ship crew member is involved. Instead of allowing the cruise company to contact the FBI for you, insist that you (or your loved ones) talk directly to the FBI.
- Get examined when you get home - Once back on shore get additional medical examinations, and be sure to receive psychological counseling as well.