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Virgin Atlantic employee quits, accused of leaking celebrities' flight details

The unnamed employee is now the subject of an investigation for allegedly leaking travel information about up to 70 celebrities.

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Sacha Baron Cohen dressed in character as the Dictator arrives Feb 26 on the red carpet for the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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A Virgin Atlantic employee has resigned after accusations by British media outlets that she leaked information about celebrity travelers, according to The Associated Press.

Virgin told the news agency that the unnamed employee, a junior staffer on the team catering to high-roller clients, had quit yesterday in advance of today’s media reports.

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According to a report in The Guardian today, e-mails by the employee to the paparazzi agency Big Pictures indicate she supplied the travel plans of up to 70 famous people.

One e-mail concerning the travel of Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher from London to New York City last year read: “They're in economy!!!!!”

Other celebrities reportedly affected included Princess Beatrice, Madonna, Rihanna; Charlize Theron, Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe, Sienna Miller and Russell Brand, according to the AP.

In a statement received by The Guardian, Virgin said it was taking the matter “very seriously.”

"The allegations that have been raised are extremely serious and we have launched an immediate investigation,” the statement said.

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The AP said a man answering the telephone at Big Pictures in London hung up when a news agency reporter identified himself. E-mails to the a personal assistant to the company’s founder, Darren Lyons were not immediately answered, the news agency said.
 

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