15 AirBnB Nightmares…Yikes Don’t Stay Here

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    Sexually Assaulted And Locked In Room By Host  This is one of the worst AirBnB experiences anyone could have. On July 4, Micaela Giles’s received a series of messages from her 19 year old son, Jacob Lopez, who was on vacation in Madrid. He told her that his AirBnB host in Madrid had locked him in the fourth-floor apartment where he was supposed to be staying and removed the key. The host was still there, he said, rattling knives around in the kitchen drawer and pressing him to submit to a sexual act. Micaela called AirBnB, but they would not give her the address and would not call the police. Jacob was sexually assaulted that night. He, eventually persuaded his host to free him and he returned home to Massachusetts traumatized. His host, who was born male but is living as a woman, denied Mr. Lopez’s accusations. She denied threatening him and said that the sex act was consensual and that he is transphobic.