Gay Man “Falls” Off Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship During Altercation With Homophobic Staff Members


A Brazilian man remains missing at sea after falling off the edge of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship into the ocean below.

The man, on vacation with his husband, reportedly fell in the middle of having a heated argument with ship crew over anti-gay comments some workers at the bar had earlier taunted the couple with anti-gay jokes and comments. Via MailOnline:

Royal Caribbean had claimed 35-year-old Bernardo Albaz intentionally jumped off the Oasis of the Sea ship and a video showed him clinging to a lifeboat for about a minute before falling into the sea.

An attorney for the family said the missing man ‘did not jump’ and ‘it was not a suicide’, but that Albaz did have an altercation with Royal Caribbean staff after an incident at one of the ship’s bars.

Mike Winkleman said Albaz and his husband Eric were married a year ago and there were multiple occasions when anti-gay remarks like ‘Hi, lipstick’ were directed at the legally-married gay couple.

Albaz was at a ship bar when an anti-gay comment sent him over the edge, NBC Miami reported. Winkleman said: ‘Bernardo ended up getting in a huge altercation and ended up in his cabin where he was furious and ultimately Royal Caribbean security came to the scene.

‘As a result of the altercation in his cabin Bernardo falls off his balcony onto the life boat area.’

 However, cruise ship staff insist that Albaz jumped off the side of the boat and committed suicide during their argument.

Royal Caribbean issued a statement saying that crew members saw Albaz ‘intentionally going over the side of the ship.’

The company has also addressed Winkleman’s claims about what happened in the cabin. The cruise line said: ‘Our onboard security team responded to the guest’s stateroom after a neighboring guest complained about a domestic dispute on the guest’s balcony.

‘Our staff did not have a physical altercation with the guest and were unable to prevent his jumping from the stateroom balcony.

Interesting. There’s no way to know exactly what happened since we weren’t in the room…but it seems like a strange time and even stranger circumstances to randomly decide to “jump” off a cruise ship, don’t you think?

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