Feeds

Former Nortel exec fined over mile-high sex romp

Strange mewing noises in underwear, much groping. Grief...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Former Nortel Networks sales exec Amanda Holt "miaowed like a cat" on a mile-high sex romp, a court heard yesterday. Holt, who has since been sacked from her £90,000-a-year job at Nortel, embarked on the session with total stranger David Machin on a transatlantic flight in October. The two, both married, were consumed by lust at 35,000 feet after getting sozzled on a mixture of wine, brandy and port while travelling from Dallas to Manchester. They were fined a total of £2250 yesterday after Manchester Crown Court heard how the shameless pair came within a cat's whisker of joining the mile high club. With the lights dimmed on American Airlines flight AA10, Holt stripped to her bra and knickers, fondled herself while dangling her legs by the ears of the shocked elderly passenger in front, and buried her face in Machin's crotch. Fellow passenger Brian Carter said yesterday: "Her blouse and trousers had been removed. She was kneeling on the seat with her back to the window and Mr Machin had his hand inside her knickers." According to Carter, another passenger "heard noises which she took to be from a child misbehaving and miaowing noises coming from behind her... She was expecting to see a child but she turned round to see Mrs Holt". The ex-Nortel employee's solicitor, Peter Birkett, said Holt had been working very long hours on and had not eaten since breakfast on the day in question. It was not specified what she ate on the flight. Nortel sacked Holt from her sales job and withdrew her £15,000 share options after the incident. She has not worked since, but wrote a letter of apology to the airline. Holt was fined £1000 with £700 costs and Machin was fined £1250 with £400 costs. The pair escaped a possible two years in jail when charges of outraging public decency were dropped. ® Related Stories Shame at 30,000 ft exec puts Nortel Come Together slogan into practice Nortel Come Together tagline has pulling power

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Nokia offers 'voluntary retirement' to 6,000+ Indian employees
India's 'predictability and stability' cited as mobe-maker's tax payment deadline nears
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours
«Email? Mais non ... il est plus tard que six heures du soir!»
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.