Friday, August 17, 2012

Costa Concordia: Domnica Cemortan seeks US lawyer as she wants six figure compensation not the £11,000 Offered

The blonde tour rep suspected of distracting the captain of the Costa Concordia before it crashed into rocks is to sue the cruise ship's owners in America for six-figure compensation claiming she is now almost penniless.

Domnica Cemortan, 25, has revealed she has taken her case to a US lawyer because she is unhappy about an offer of around £11,000 for the sinking in which 32 died.

The Moldovan - who had worked on board the ship but was a passenger on its final journey - expects legal action to begin within weeks.

When the crash happened in January off Italy she was Captain Francesco Schettino's personal guest on the bridge, having earlier dined with him. Her luggage was found in his cabin.

She was interviewed as a witness by the Italian probe into the sinking and has admitted she shared a passionate kiss with him shortly before the disaster.

She said she expects she 'would have ended up in bed' with him but for the crash yet strongly denies any culpability for the horror, insisting instead she is a victim who deserves far higher compensation. Read More