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Hilton guest woke up to hotel manager 'sucking his toes'

According to a lawsuit filed by the guest, the manager used his mouth to 'simulate fellatio' on his feet.

A guest staying at a Hilton hotel has been left shaken after he claims he woke up early one morning to find the hotel’s night manager sucking on his toes.

Peter Brennan was staying at the Hilton Downtown Nashville Hotel in the US state of Tennessee when his sleep was interrupted at about 5am.

"I was in Nashville for a work conference," Mr Brennan told News Channel 5. "I awoke to a gentleman, an employee of the Hilton, assaulting me.”

A mugshot of David Neal (left) and the interior of a room at the Hilton in Nashville (right).
David Neal is accused of sexually assaulting a guest while he slept in the Hilton's Nashville hotel. Source: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/Trip Advisor

In his lawsuit filed against the Hilton, Mr Brennan claims the manager “had begun to sexually assault Mr Brennan with his mouth including simulating fellatio on Mr Brennan’s feet”. He says the action happened “suddenly and without warning”.

He told the local news outlet he immediately jumped up and started yelling at the employee, who was wearing a uniform and a name tag. He also recognised him as having visited his room the day before to fix an issue with the TV.

"Went into sort of fact-finding mode. Who are you? Why are you in my room? What are you doing here?" he said. "He was talking to me but not giving me any substantive answers."

The night manager, identified as 52-year-old David Neal, has since been charged with aggravated burglary and assault, WKRN reported.

The outside of the Hilton in Nashville, and an inset of guest Peter Brennan.
Guest Peter Brennan says he is traumatised by the incident and has PTSD. Source: Channel 5

According to police, Neal admitted to entering Mr Brennan’s room – but claims he smelled smoke and was checking on the guest.

Authorities allege Neal made a key card to match room 628 – Mr Brennan’s room – and used it to access the room on the morning of March 30.

Mr Brennan said he is now suffering from PTSD and is struggling to feel safe in his own home.

In a statement to reporters, Hilton Nashville Downtown said they are cooperating with police.

"The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority. We are working closely with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and, as part of company policy, we do not comment on ongoing investigations,” they said.

Neal was arrested on Friday and is being held on a US$27,000 bond.

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