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When 16-year-old teen Rhett Butler asked for coffee on his Virgin Australia flight in May 2015, he didn't say "please pour it directly on my groin." And yet, that's where the coffee ended up. According to an AAP report in The Guardian, the teen is now suing the airline after a hot cup of coffee slid off a defective tray table onto his lap, allegedly causing "burns, blisters and scarring to his thighs, groin, genitals and midriff." Owwwwwwwwch.

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The incident happened shortly after take off during a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, which is a long time to sit after getting your groin burned. The lawsuit also claims that the flight crew did nothing to help and Rhett's father, Brian Butler, ended up having to provide medical assistance to his son throughout the flight.

"It was excruciating and probably the worst pain I have ever felt," Butler said in a statement issued by Shine Lawyers. "It hit my stomach, my groin and my legs. I ran to the toilet and Dad immediately started putting cold water on the burns."

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A statement from the family's lawyer alleges that the wounds took three months to heal, "with the emotional scarring going well beyond the burns." Virgin Australia confirmed that the incident occurred and added that the matter "has not yet been resolved."

Can poor Rhett Butler catch a break? First his parents name him Rhett Butler and then he gets hot coffee burns on his groin. On a positive note, as least there were no snakes on the plane.

Sources: The Guardian