#PlaneBae Saga Ends With A Statement From The Woman Asking To Be Excluded From This Narrative
"#PlaneBae is not a romance – it is a digital-age cautionary tale about privacy, identity, ethics and consent," the woman said through her attorney.
Over a week since she unwittingly found viral fame, the woman in the #PlaneBae story has issued a statement to BuzzFeed News sharing her feelings on the aftermath of being included in narrative not of her choosing.
Maintaining her anonymity, the woman's statement through her lawyer starts with, "I am a young professional woman. On July 2, I took a commercial flight from New York to Dallas. Without my knowledge or consent, other passengers photographed me and recorded my conversation with a seatmate."
The woman goes on to say that in the aftermath, her personal information has been made public, she has been "doxxed, shamed, insulted and harassed," in part because of "patently false information" about her private life.
Worst of all, she notes that voyeurs have not only looked for her online, but in the real world, and in the end, she "did not ask for" and did not "seek attention."