A woman on a United Airlines flight from London’s Heathrow Airport to Chicago says flight attendants made jokes after a man seated next to her began masturbating. Genevieve Pascolla, a 26-year-old photographer from Chicago, wrote on an Instagram post explaining the situation that included a video allegedly showing the masturbation occurring under a blanket on the July 4 flight.
Pascolla said she woke up the woman seated next to her and then alerted flight attendants of the man’s actions. They were given new seats, but then Pascolla says the flight attendants began making jokes after she told them how she had a similar experience on public transportation.
“They then started making jokes about the situation asking, ‘What perfume are you wearing?’ and excusing him, saying, ‘He’s had a bit of wine,'” Pascolla wrote. Pascolla also alleged that the man was “allowed to finish, with a child sitting closely by.” “They were excusing his disgusting behavior and making jokes,” Pascolla told BuzzFeed News. “I understand you can’t control the situation, but you can control how you handle it.”
After landing, Pascolla said a “security guard” asked her if she wanted an apology from the man. “I immediately rejected the request,” Pascolla wrote. BuzzFeed News reached out to airport police for more information.
Pascolla said she received half of her ticket refunded in the form of a voucher. United also sent her an email, apologizing for an “uncomfortable situation.” Information from: www.buzzfeednews.com