Consider the strange case of soap opera star Brian Presley. On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, the married actor sat next to a model named Melissa Stetten. The two struck up a conversation, but it wasn't exactly private. Stetten, apparently amused by what she believed to be Presley's attempts to hit on her, blogged about the encounter on Twitter.
Sample tweets include: "Brian is now talking about how he is an artist and believes everything happens for a re-son, like how we're brought together on this flight." Another sample: "Brian asked what I do for a living. I said model. He said 'Oh I love meeting other arists like myself.'"
Maybe he was flirting, maybe not. Presley responded to Stetten's tweets by saying he was just trying to be nice. On Facebook he wrote, "I love that I took a red eye flight to NY, had a 10 minute friendly conversation with the person sitting next to me, had some food, and went to sleep! I learned today this person has been tweeting about me drinking beer in the airplane bathroom, and trying to commit adultery with her on the airplane. Really absurd and quite funny."
Worth noting -- Stetten alleges Presley was under the influence of alcohol on the plane. However, Presley contends he is sober. On Facebook, he wrote, "None of what this person said happened is true... I guess in today's age you have to be careful who you say hello too. Sobriety, God, & My Family are the most important things in my life!"
The "he said, she tweeted" incident has been picked up by several blogs, including Gawker and People magazine. True or not, the controversy has had a positive effect on Stetten's Twitter following. She's now up to more than 25,000 followers.
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