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United Airlines passenger claims flight attendants started making jokes after they moved from masturbating neighbor

The 26-year-old photographer is speaking out about the June 4 encounter.

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A “shocked” United Airlines passenger calls the carrier, claims that the flight attendants “started making jokes,” after being asked to take distance from her male neighbor who was masturbating in June during a flight. The Chicago woman claims that she is only sharing her story now as the United took six weeks to respond to the complaint, declaring that their “lack of action is disgusting.”

Last week, Genevieve Pascolla took on Instagram to detail the incident, which allegedly occurred on board of a June 4 flight from London Heathrow to Chicago. The 26-year-old Chicago photographer was shocked awake from a nap to find her unnamed male neighbour, “and touches himself under a blanket,” BuzzFeed News.

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“I woke up the woman next to me and stepped in the telling of a flight attendant the attendees checked and confirmed that he was masturbating in public. As soon as I the woman next to me saw and she got also. They gave us new chairs,” she wrote in the caption. “Then they started making jokes about the situation with the question, ‘What perfume are you wearing” and excusing him say: “He had a little bit of the wine,” no one stopped him.”

Pascolla says that the man “was allowed to end, with a child of the foot followed by.”

⚠️*Trigger Warning*⚠️ On 4 June I was on a #unitedairlines flight from Heathrow to Chicago. On this flight the guy next to me started to masturbate I woke up and saw him touching himself under a blanket (see attached video) I woke up the woman next to me and stepped in the telling of a flight attendant the attendees checked and confirmed that he was masturbating in public. As soon as I the woman next to me saw and she got also. They gave us new chairs. Then they started making jokes about the situation with the question: “what perfume are you wearing” and excusing him saying “he was a little bit of the wine,” no one stopped him. He was allowed to finish, with a child of the foot followed by. After leaving the plane first talking with the security guard asked me if I would like an apology from the offender, I immediately rejected the request. It took @unitedairlines a month and a half to respond to my complaint. And I received this e-mail today. I am shocked by the lack of action taken in this situation, where as a woman, I was terrified. This man is clearly capable of much more. So the women and men that you pick an airline that cares about your safety. #unitedairlines referring to violence on one of your flight as an “uncomfortable experience” is a bit of an understatement. (See e-mail) of your lack of action is disgusting. @united #unitedairlines #metoo

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On deplaning, she says they immediately go to a “guard” who asked if she would like an apology from the offender, which they rejected. She claims that the United “a month and a half” to respond to her complaint via e-mail, in which a representative apologized for the “uncomfortable situation” they experienced in the air. The rep further back to give her a fee for the journey or goodwill fee, according to the photo of the alleged e-mail Pascolla shared on Instagram.

“I am shocked by the lack of action taken in this situation, where as a woman, I was terrified. This man is clearly capable of much more,” Pascolla fired. “(See e-mail) of your lack of action is disgusting.”

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In a July 19 interview, Pascolla told BuzzFeed that she got half of her ticket in the form of a voucher, but continues to shake the encounter.

“They were excusing his disgusting behavior and making jokes. I understand that you have no control over the situation, but you can control how you deal with it,” she said.

Representatives of the United return Fox News’ request for additional comment on the story with the following statement:

“Inappropriate and offensive behavior like this on our planes is exceedingly rare, but we have a protocol to ensure the safety of the customer, because it is our highest priority,” a spokesperson of the airline said. “That is the reason why, in this case, our clients were immediately moved to other seats in a different section of the plane and law enforcement officials were called in advance to meet the offender if the plane pulled to the gate.”

“Our team also known as Mrs. Pascolla the same day her flight landed in Chicago for a wellness check,” she added.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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