Guinness Heiress Was Randy, Not Drunk, on Plane: Court

Jury decides socialite accused of drunken striptease wasn't intoxicated
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2009 5:35 AM CDT
Clare Irby admitted being "not as polite as I usually am" to cabin crew on a flight from Bangalore, India, earlier this year.   (©shimmerz)
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(Newser) – Socialite Clare Irby may have stripped down to her underwear on a flight from India earlier this year but she wasn't drunk, a British jury decided yesterday. Irby, a descendant of the Guinness brewing family, downed glasses of wine, stripped, and let another passenger kiss and fondle her—but she didn't break the law, reports the Telegraph. Irby admitted being "tipsy" after a few glasses of wine, but blamed sleep deprivation and said she was in full control of herself.