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Lawsuit over sexual assault calls for Airbnb to clarify what exactly a ‘superhost’ is

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The domain of the superhost.Image: Jeff Blackler/REX/Shutterstock A lawsuit in California this week claimed that Airbnb creates a “false sense of security” for its customersand one way it does that, the lawsuit contends, is through its superhosts. The woman who filed the lawsuit, Leslie Lapayowker, said she was sexually assaulted by a Los Angeles Airbnb host. As part of the lawsuit, she noted that her host was a “superhost”a designation granted by Airbnb to denote the very best of what the home-rental platform has to offer. “Thats why, she said, she was not concerned with booking the Los Angeles residence […]