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Video shows man who fell off cruise ship arguing with staff before falling

Joseph McCormick November 11, 2015

A man who was shown in an internet video falling from a cruise ship in the Caribbean, argued with staff, a new video has shown.

Lawyers for Bernardo Albaz last week argued that he had argued with staff aboard the Royal Caribbean ship before he fell off a balcony.

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According to company, Mr Albaz jumped from the Oasis of the Seas ship intentionally, and staff were not able to stop him.

However, Mike Winkleman, Mr Albaz’s lawyer, said the man and his husband Eric, had been involved in an “altercation” in one of the ship’s bars.

A new video published by Inside Edition shows Mr Albaz arguing with crewmembers in he and his husband’s room before he fell into the ocean.

Mr Albaz and his husband Eric were on the ship together, and the latter claims that the staff made homophobic remarks, including addressing his husband by saying “hi, lipstick”.

Eric said things got worse when staff told Mr Albaz to stop filming on his phone’s camera by the pool, at which point his husband says the staff accused him of being a paedophile.

In the video, Mr Albaz says to the two staff members: “I have a husband. I am not a pedophile, OK?”

According to Royal Caribbean, security came to the couple’s room after a guest in a neighbouring room complained about a domestic dispute.

Mr Winkleman admits that Mr Albaz was intoxicated in the video, but says he only went “over the balcony” as a “show of protest” against the homophobia he allegedly endured.

The lawyer says the video “clearly shows that this had nothing to do with a domestic dispute, but instead had everything to do with repeated antigay bullying being done by various Royal Caribbean staff and crew members.”

 

Mr Albaz is lost at sea, and is presumed to have died.

Watch the video below:

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