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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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91.

dan    

That's going to be a nice PAYDAY..hope this all end with a happy ending :)

458 days ago
92.

Raga    

She talts like a wittle baby. Im only theventeen. Sally sells seashells by the seashore. Wheres my dolly??

458 days ago
93.

Raga    

Daddy nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. ahahahahahahahahhaahhahahaah

458 days ago
94.

Raga    

Im only theventeen I cant go see Rocky Horror Picture show my parents wont let me.

458 days ago
95.

Yowza    

Maybe he thought the hydraulics went out?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A_n_zwIZk4

458 days ago
96.

NAVYVET    

"Counting cards isn't illegal. It's frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane... Maybe since 9/11 when everyone got so damn sensitive. Thanks a lot Bin Laden!"
It was there had to take it.

458 days ago
97.

Bill    

If the man doing this disgusting act was supposedly convicted for his crime, I don't understand why no media outlet anywhere seems to have broadcast his name yet. His punishment won't be complete until the world knows him for what he is.

457 days ago
98.

rippie    

Pretty difficult for a flight attendant to accost a passenger with an accusation like that without having actually seen it happen. There are some things that cannot be acted against without being witnessed.

The next logical question is why the girl didn't simply ask to be reseated on the spot, if the attendant couldn't do anything? What is going on with a little self-interested personal initiative in this country? Are people that stupid and lazy?

Sue the wanker, not the airline.

457 days ago
99.

M. Pace    

United Airlines claims: "The comfort and security of our customers is our top priority."

Ha! What a complete lie. I know from personal experience that there are no lengths they will not go to to put their own perceived interests first. I've read about them ignoring a desperate passenger's request for a glass of water. I've read about them opening the rest room door, knowing there was a passenger inside, because he did not finish his business soon enough (something they threatened to do to me once, but I rushed and avoided the humiliation. So I have every reason to believe they were just as cavalier to this passenger who was being harassed by having her repeated complaints ignored. I hope she sues them out of business.

453 days ago
100.

Broadway    

Another example of failing to take responsibility.
This was a minor, for Pete's sake!

The girl should have been reseated and a flight attendant should have been seated next to the man and finished him off to completion, leaving both customers satisfied.

446 days ago
101.

Hewasbeatnhismeathuh    

Someone should have threw a water bottle at him.

445 days ago
102.

Robert Gray    

Someone should have thrown a water bottle at him.....

445 days ago
103.

Damien    

F*ck Whoria Allred

433 days ago
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