Ralph Fiennes supposedly has joined the 'Mile High Club' thanks to a Qantas stewardess. But the stewardess, Lisa Cherie Robertson, is challenging the Academy award winning actor's membership status. This story comes just days after Fiennes was dumped by his girlfriend for reasons including a "wandering eye".
Fiennes allegedly followed Lisa Cherie Robertson, 38, to the commode on a long-distance Qantas flight from Australia to India on January 24th.
The Qantas staff who were aware of the incident, insist that the two were caught after crew members waited outside the toilet. Robertson was accused of having sex with Fiennes and has been suspended without pay... even though she has denied the accusations.
"While conversing with Mr Fiennes during my break, I expressed a need to go to the toilet. I entered it, he followed me and entered the same toilet,” a Sydney newspaper quoted her as saying.
"I explained to him that this was inappropriate and asked him to leave," Robertson wrote in a statement.
"Mr Fiennes became amorous towards me and, after a short period of time, I convinced him to leave the toilet. I left a short time later. At no time did any crew member come to my assistance,” the statement continued.
"At no time were any other customers aware of this incident. At no time did I put the Qantas name or reputation in jeopardy," Robertson added.
While the stewardess fessed up to having had several chats with the actor, she said that she was simply doing her job.
"This is common practice on long flights to build a rapport with passengers and converse with them during the flight,'' Ms. Robertson said in her statement.
According to the Daily Mail, Robertson’s furious dad defended his daughter and said she has been stitched up by "jealous" workmates who are "probably ugly as a hat full of a***holes".
He added: "Lisa just does her job. If someone wants a coffee and biscuits, she looks after them. She's not a bad looking girl. If you do the right thing people take a liking to you."
And it would not come as a surprise to Fienne's ex if the actor did indeed take a liking to the stewardess. The actor’s girlfriend broke up with him and implied he is “sex obsessed” just days before the Qantas "mile-high" reports surfaced.
The Daily Mail reported that his five-month girlfriend, interior designer Sirin Lewenden, ended their relationship citing Fiennes’ "wandering eye", "moodiness" and "constant demands for sex".
"Sirin found it quite exhausting," a friend of the actor said.
"She likes a bit of fun but also likes a much simpler life. In the end she had had enough."
"They split because of Ralph's wandering eye and his constant demands for what might best be described as unconventional sex. He could also be prone to the odd mood swing."
"Now Ralph is single and clearly enjoying it. It was with no great surprise to Sirin when she heard of the sexual encounter on the flight,'' added Fienne's pal.