It was perhaps the most shocking story to come out of the United Kingdom since the Brexit vote to leave the European Union: a 31-year-old man on an Ibiza-bound flight was filmed receiving a down-and-dirty lap dance for from a mystery blonde. All reports indicate they even had quickie sex right there in the window seat.
The lucky lad, Shaun Edmondson, likely would have celebrated as a British hero had he not been engaged with a pregnant fiancée back home. Blimey!
Now, friends of the tipsy woman from the video, identified as Tracey Bolton, have spoken out in her defense. No, they did not have sex, and Bolton was simply trying to cheer up a lovesick Edmondson.
"His [friends] egged her on to tease him because he didn’t want to leave his girl. The story had to be set straight. It's crazy," a friend told The Sun.
"It shows how the internet can almost wreck your life for a four-minute drunken laugh," the source added. "Tracey is one of the most strait-laced women I know."
"I am absolutely mortified. What started as a bit of drunken madness has gone worldwide," Bolton wrote on Facebook, before deleting her account.
"I am horrified but absolutely nothing happened, she added. "I haven't stopped crying since I saw it. I am so embarrassed!"
Bolton actually had a significant other back home as well, and he rushed to her defense. "She's made me look a bit of a dick but I know she was only messing about," he told The Sun.
That settles that: it was all just an friendly "cheer me up" lap dance. Carry on!