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Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has forced Alaska Airlines to launch a probe into an incident aboard a flight she was recently on. She details the explicit and lewd behavior of the drunken passenger beside her and explained that when she raised the issue with the flight attendants, her concerns were ignored.

She tweeted: "The flight attendants told me he was a frequent flier, brushed off his behaviour and kept giving him drinks". She said they told her not to take it personally since he doesn't have a filter. "They came by my seat a few times and sweetly asked the passenger, "Are you behaving today?" with a smile and giggle". "He started talking to me about touching himself, asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with", she wrote, adding that the man commented on and rated women as they boarded.

Over the course of the three-hour journey to Mexico, Zuckerberg alleged that the man consumed multiple alcoholic beverages and continued to make inappropriate remarks.

Zuckerberg wrote a lengthy email to the airline's leadership after leaving a flight feeling "disgusted" and "degraded." . "I am the one that is being harassed!" she said in the letter.

The flight attendants offered to move Zuckerberg to a different seat, but she denied the request.

When Zuckerberg reiterated her discomfort with the man's behavior, the only solution the crew provided was for her to relocate from her first-class seat to a middle seat in the back of the plane.

"Passengers have a right to feel secure, and airlines have a legal duty to protect passengers from harassment, especially if they are aware that a passenger is being harassed", said Andrew J. Maloney, a lawyer who specializes in aviation law, who believes Alaska Airlines could be found liable if Zuckerberg were to sue.

However, the airline has since responded to Zuckerberg's complaint. She said the airline has launched a "thorough investigation", though she did not say whether the person had been temporarily barred from flights as Zuckerberg said on Wednesday.

The International Air Transport Association, an industry trade group for the world's airlines, says that between 2007 and 2015 there were more than 49,000 reported incidents involving in-flight unruly passengers of all types, including harassment and violence against crew and other passengers.

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