A young woman named Monica Amestoy has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines in which she alleges that a male passenger was permitted to masturbate right in front of her on a flight last year.
The incident took place when the now-18-year old was flying back to Los Angeles from a high school debate in New York.
During a press conference last night, Amestoy explained that the guy was sitting across from her when he pulled out his unit and that flight attendants - alerted to the self-pleasuring situation - did nothing to stop it.
The unidentified passenger has been arrested and convicted of the crime, and has also since been registered as a sex offender.
But Amestoy (who is represented by Gloria Allred) is seeking unspecified damages for negligence, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.