A young American travel blogger who stayed in India for three weeks released a harrowing video detailing her alleged experiences with stalking, sexual harassment and assault by male employees in two different hotels she stayed at.
Jordan Taylor, who goes by Travellight on her YouTube channel, nervously spoke in a Saturday vlog about her hellish encounters in the nation’s capital of New Delhi.
‘This is not going to be an easy video to make today… I don’t really know how to introduce this, so I’m just going to try to jump right into it,’ she first said in the video.
‘About two months ago, I got to India and I spent over three weeks [there]. Overall, my trip to India was great. I really loved it, saw some amazing thing, had some great adventures.
‘I don’t want to be super negative, but at the same time, I am always honest with you guys and this is something that continues to deeply affect me.’
American travel blogger Jordan Taylor detailed her nightmare trip to India’s capital of New Delhi
Jordan claims she was groped, stalked and trapped inside rooms during the stay
Her new vlog received more than 226,000 views as of Wednesday afternoon
Jordan had been staying with her boyfriend, Livio, for most of the getaway that went from fun to horrific.
Her first creepy encounters allegedly occurred at a five-star hotel she and her boyfriend settled in.
The blogger claimed men inside the hotel groped her and whispered sexually explicit things in her ear while the couple were together in a lobby.
‘Men just randomly passing by reached out and grabbed me, were touching me, were groping me.
‘This one guy walking by, leaned his face right here [motions toward her neck] and he just said to me, ‘I want to f*** you, right into my face, with Livio right next to me.’
Jordan added: ‘I was kind of already overwhelmed by that – then, I had [the] five-star hotel give out my personal information, my full name, my room number, to a stalker.’
The couple had enough by this point – and decided to check into another place, named the OYO Hotel on Main Bazaar Road in Paharganj, Delhi.
Jordan had been staying with her boyfriend, Livio, for most of the getaway. The couple are pictured above
Jordan and her man were staying in India for three weeks. Jordan was by herself toward the end of the trip
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Livio’s needed to leave shortly after the pair booked the new hotel. His flight was four days before Jordan’s.
Jordan and Livio thought it would be safer if he left the hotel early in the morning so no one in the hotel saw that he had gone.
‘They were downstairs in the lobby… they definitely knew that he left… they knew that I was now in this hotel alone.
‘From that very morning, they started acting completely different to me,’ Jordan said.
She claimed when she was finally alone, a man followed her upstairs, phoned her room, and said ‘heyyyy babyyyy!’ before she hung up on him.
Taylor said: ‘They called the room again and it was just silent and not saying anything.
‘The next day, they call the room, I pick up and they were just making sexual noises… breathing. There is no way that this was normal breathing into the phone.’
Then, things got even weirder, two days before her flight. A man allegedly came to her door and asked to come inside the room with her.
When she refused to open the door, he left briefly and returned an hour later – when he began banging again.
When she failed to let him inside, Jordan said she ‘heard him flip it (the main switch) off.’
Jordan shared a clip in her vlog from the nightmare hotel visit, when a male hotel worker allegedly turned her AC off as well as her Wifi when refused to let him in her room
The man asked her several times to open the door – which he claimed was ‘broken’
The second hotel wrote on Twitter: ‘Guest safety is our top priority and will take the strictest of action against the partner hotel involved in this incident. Appreciate your concern’
She went on: ‘It was a very distinct sound… immediately he knocks on my door and says, “Hello! The AC is broken. We need to come in and fix it. Open the door and we’ll come and fix the AC.”
‘He was right outside my door. There were more people who came, I don’t know who. They would knock and say open the door. Then they shut off the WiFi and said the same story – that they need to come in and fix the WiFi.’
Jordan even shared a clip in the vlog which showed someone’s shadow outside her door. After she opened up about the alleged incidents, Taylor broke down in tears.
‘This video is something traumatizing that happened to me… I felt that it was right to share this, or rather, that is would be wrong to just sweep it under the rug and silence myself on the matter.’
Her vlog received more than 226,000 views as of Wednesday afternoon.
Indian website, Firstpost, later confirmed the OYO Hotel on Main Bazaar Road has been shut down until further notice.
@OYO4U wrote on Twitter: ‘Guest safety is our top priority and will take the strictest of action against the partner hotel involved in this incident. Appreciate your concern.’