Below Deck Mediterranean’s Hannah Ferrier has revealed the dark side of superyachts, admitting that sexual assault and sexual harassment is rife in the industry.

**CONTENT WARNING: This article contains references to sexual assault and may be distressing to some readers.**

During an interview with The Celebrity Apprentice’s Will McMahon and Woody Whitelaw on their KIISFM radio show Will and Woody, she revealed that “on a yacht…you would have, just basically, anything you wanted, whenever you wanted.”

This included some guests feeling entitled to sex from staff members.

Below Deck’s Hannah Ferrier admitted that guests “on a yacht…you would have, just basically, anything you wanted, whenever you wanted.” Source: Bravo.

“There’s lots of talk in our industry about that sort of stuff because, you know, I think when people get that rich…,” she said.

“Like, I’ve been propositioned a lot, but at the end of the day, I’m there just doing a job. I’m not there for that,” she said.

The 35-year-old then revealed that while on a show like Below Deck guests would be “reprimanded”, during a private charter this isn’t always the case.

“…If it’s a privately owned yacht, because it works under international waters, you can go to the Captain, and it’s basically like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry that happened to you but, like, there’s the gangway. See you later.’

“And there’s nothing that can be done about it.”

Hannah admitted that while on a show like Below Deck, guests would be “reprimanded” during a private charter, this isn’t the case. Source: Bravo.

Hannah Revealed Her Own Experiences with Sexual Assault on a SuperYacht

Hannah then also detailed an experience of sexual assault she had had first-hand.

“I had a very bad situation where I was physically assaulted on a boat and I left…” she said.

“And the crazy thing, it was actually one of the working girls that kind of saved me in the situation I was in. She kind of came down the stairs, saw what was happening, and got him, like, off me.”

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However, the Real Love Boat star, said the reason the guest wasn’t charged was that he was worth “billions of dollars”.

“Um, you wouldn’t call the police on this guy…” she added.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a sexual assault, please contact the Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence National Help Line on 1800 Respect (1800 737 732) or head to The Australian Human Rights Commission for a list of state-by-state resources.

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