(London Metro) It has not been a good year for Malaysia Airlines.

In the latest piece of negative publicity to hit the struggling company, an Australian woman has come forward claiming she was sexually assaulted on board a Malaysia Airlines flight earlier this month.

Laura Bushney told Australian news channel Seven that she was assaulted by the chief steward on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris on 4 August.

Fighting back tears, the 26-year-old told of how she was too scared to scream for help. A video clip taken on her phone shows her tearfully speaking to a man across the aisle as he shakes his head.

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