Woman who filmed man masturbating on train faces bigger fine than him

A woman faces a hefty fine after she filmed a man being intimate with himself during a train journey in France.

Natacha Bras, 37, was en route to Poitiers from Paris when the man moved closer to her and started masturbating while making eye contact with her.

She started filming the man then posted the footage online but as a result she could face a fine of €45,000 for breaching his privacy.

However, the maximum fine the man she filmed faces is €15,000.

Ms Bras is vice president of MoiAussiAmnesie, a support group for sex assault victims who suffer amnesia.

She shared the video saying: ‘Poitiers by TGV (around 1h15) with a guy who switches places and sat opposite me, looking at me and who is masturbating…. there’s still work!

‘No reason not to display it so I put the video here! (The most soft of the videos, I say).’

Natacha took several videos and her concerns were answered by French rail operator SNCF who told her to contact the trains guard or transport police.

She also said that the man followed her towards the bathroom and said she filmed him as ‘it might be my only way to defend myself’.

When asked why she did not move seats by a man who called her a ‘salope’ – French for slut – she said: ‘I just found another specimen who thinks it’s up to the victim to find a solution. Slut? We know each other? Or is it just because if the guy masturbated next to me it’s my fault?’

Speaking about the possibility of facing a fine she said: ‘I can be sentenced to a heavier penalty. Do you think it is acceptable?’

Natacha has said she will file a complaint with police against the man.