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United Airlines

Accused of Exposing Girl

To Masturbating Passenger

5/30/2013 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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United Airlines has just been accused of allowing a male passenger to masturbate next to a 17-year-old girl on board one of its flights last year.

Monica Amestoy -- now 18 -- has filed a lawsuit against UA, claiming she was flying back to L.A. from a high school debate tournament in New York last October when the incident occurred.

According to Amestoy, represented by Gloria Allred, a male passenger seated across the aisle from her exposed his penis to her during the flight ... and masturbated.

Amestoy says she complained to a flight attendant multiple times -- and the flight attendant did nothing to stop the man from continuing his behavior ... she wasn't moved, and the passenger wasn't addressed in any way.

Amestoy says the man briefly stopped masturbating while the flight attendant was nearby, but quickly resumed once the flight attendant left.

According to Allred, the man in question has since been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted in connection with the alleged crime. Allred says the man has also been ordered to register as a sex offender.

Amestoy is suing for negligence, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress -- demanding unspecified damages. A rep for United Airlines tells us, "The comfort and security of our customers is our top priority, and we will closely review this complaint when we receive it."

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61.

wtf    

what a prude.

324 days ago
62.

toocool1414    

why would a trained public speaker (debater) have to read a prepared statement about an event they believe to be true? Why does she keep mentioning points as if the flight attendant would know how she paid for the ticket.. why does she keep looking up and to the right? She is constructing images.. they are hoping UA settles, I hope UA exposes them in court

324 days ago
63.

HDR    

The world is so screwed up. I was exposed to way more than this just walking home from school. But I had a strong family and did not feel the need to sue. Come on world quit getting sue happy. The only one responsible is the man who acted like this.

324 days ago
64.

ccp    

17 almost 18 come on like she never seen that before

324 days ago
65.

Cognitive_Shift    

Men masturbate. A lot. If you don't like it then don't look. No one held a fun to this girls head forcing her to watch...

324 days ago
66.

Nyd    

Whatever, she looks like shes seen MORE than her fair share, sides if buddy was hot we'd be reading about this in Penthouse Forums lol.

324 days ago
67.

Randy    

Wow, Gloria (I'll sue anybody, anytime as long as I get paid) Aldreds back. It's been months since she has been in the news. Let me clarify. It's been a great, silent few months since this evill shrew has been in the news. I don't even have to read the article to know that it's just a cash grab for her and whoever she is representing. Damn. It's been so nice. Now it's over.

324 days ago
68.

Dee    

"False imprisonment"???

324 days ago
69.

garybuseyisabitch    

gloria allred is a disease. she is as bad as sharpton. everytime they are involved it smells like publicity. i think allred sets the gay community back because of sexist ways agains males its called double standards.

324 days ago
70.

lil slut    

she enjoyed the show and now she wants money. she should pay him. what a bitch

324 days ago
71.

zolopher    

OK... heres where her case fails...

false imprisonment: nobody forced her to be there.

Intentional infliction of emotional distress: United Airlines did not sit down and say "we should put down a masturbator across from this girl".

Could this have happened, absolutely YES! Instead of suing the company, why don't you go after the man? make him spend time in jail?... oh wait, the company has more money! Gloria written all over it.

324 days ago
72.

george    

I don't know about her but I can turn my head both ways so how long did this girl look

324 days ago
73.

Bill03948    

In case you did not know, ALL airplanes now have video cameras onboard and after 9-11 all crew are told to not get involved in passenger disputes and allow an Air Marshall (if available) to handle the issue. Nothing will come of this lawsuit as the airline and staff were following Federal Legislation.

324 days ago
74.

deeboat52    

this is someones daughter it's bad enough having to worry about ur kids when they leave home and its stupid folks that always say O WELL NO IT'S NOT OK plp get involved when u see a fool doing something like this what's the world coming to when folks let this type of thing go ON right in their faces and know one says a think as a disabled Vietnam veteran I would have at least man up and let that prervert know that a real man was on the flight and after the plane landed his ass was mine and they could have arrested what was left of him because I would make sure that he's not around to run into any of my family members come on people get involved what if ur wife daughter or mother came home and told u a man next to them behaviour was like that

324 days ago
75.

rn506    

I bet you no one has ever masturbated to Gloria Allred.

324 days ago
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