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The Soapbox: In Defense Of Brian Presley (Or Why Melissa Stetten Comes Off Like The Jerk For Live-Tweeting Their Conversation)

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On a recent red eye from New York to Los Angeles, model Melissa Stetten sat next to actor Brian Presley and live-tweeted their conversation to approximately 30,000 followers. What ensued was little less than the public humiliation of a husband and father for, among other heinous crimes, allegedly flirting with her and having too much to drink.   

While we’ve all sat next to that annoying seatmate on a flight who keeps talking when we just want to be left alone, I do not believe that Brian Presley’s behavior warranted such a public flogging. He sounds like a perfectly harmless guy who chatted up a pretty girl.

Stetten, on the other hand, sounds like an arrogant, insensitive twit. She publicly shamed a man for talking to her and mocked a recovering alcoholic during a possible relapse. Keep reading »

Tell Us About Your Worst Airplane Seatmate!

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By now you’ve probably heard the story about Melissa Stetten, a model who had the misfortune of sitting next to an actor named Brian Presley on a recent flight. Despite being married and having a child, Brian spent the entire flight flirting shamelessly with his seatmate, as Melissa secretly live-tweeted the entire interaction. This cringe-worthy situation got us thinking about all the crazy/weird/awkward people we’ve been trapped next to on long flights–the former cult member, for example, or the sci-fi writer who mapped out the plot of his entire series in specific, mind-numbing detail. We’d love to hear about your worst airplane seatmates — please share your horror stories in the comments! [Gawker]

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