Donald Trump's ex-wife, Ivana Trump, was removed from a Delta Airlines flight bound for New York City from Palm Beach after she reportedly grew angry with children running in the aisle of the airplane and became abusive toward airplane staff. The pilot taxied back to the terminal, whre Trump was asked to leave the plane. When she refused, she was physically removed.
In December 2010, actor Josh Duhamel was removed from a New York to Kentucky flight when he refused to stop texting with his BlackBerry while the plane was preparing to take off. "I learned that it's best to always turn them off," Duhamel later told Access Hollywood. "Not my favorite moment. I’m good, I’m good. Lesson learned."
On August 17, 2011, French actor Gerard Depardieu refused to wait for the bathrooms on an Air France flight to be unlocked while the plane was on the ground in Paris. In full view of the passengers, he began urinating on the carpet, saying, "Je veux pisser, je veux pisser."
Breaking In star Christian Slater was arrested while trying to board a flight with a handgun at New York's JFK airport in 1994. The actor later reached a plea deal which required him to spend three days with homeless children.
Charlie Sheen's ex, Brooke Mueller, was removed from a United Airlines flight in July 2011 when she attempted to use the plane's restroom immediately before takeoff. When a flight attendant asked that she take her seat, the actress allegedly grew quite heated. Mueller says she asked to be removed from the plane.
In 2001, Peter Buck, the former R.E.M. guitarist, allegedly caused a mid-flight incident when he got out of his seat, crashed into a meal cart and attempted to steal one of the knives from the cart. Buck was charged, but was later cleard. He claimed a combination of sleeping pills and a small amount of wine led to an incident of "non-insane automatism."
In July 2006, future Oscar-winner Mo'Nique was removed from a United Airlines flight after her stylist attempted to store the star's hair dryer in the overhead bins. After a disagreement with a flight attendant, which the star called "humiliating," she told the New York Daily News, "This happens to black people all the time, and they don't have a voice. I have a voice. I won't [fly United again], and I hope no other black person will fly them either."
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Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong was kicked off a Southwest Airline over Labor Day weekend 2011 for wearing his pants too low. The rocker tweeted, "Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f---? No joke!" Southwest said in a statement, "As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer's experience. He elected to take the next flight.
In January 2011, Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington allegedly got into an altercation with another passenger when she refused to turn her BlackBerry off. The disagreement resulted in the other passenger being removed from the plane for questioning when it landed in New York City. Huffington's rep, Mario Ruiz told the NY Post, "There was a passenger who seemed upset. Arianna thought he didn't like the snacks. Guess not. Maybe he was an iPhone fan. As you know, the battle between iPhone lovers and BlackBerry users can get pretty heated."
On Sept. 26, 2011, L Word actress Leisha Hailey tweeted she was "discriminated against by @SouthwestAir." She continued, "Flt. attendant said that it was a 'family' airline and kissing was not ok… Hate is not a family value. I will never fly this airline… We were escorted off the plane for getting upset about the issue. @SouthwestAir endorses homophobic employees. No one made her accountable."
Supermodel Naomi Campbell was handcuffed and removed from a flight at London's Heathrow airport in 2008 when the notoriously temptestuous personality allegedly abusing airplane staff and spitting on a police officer.
On Feb. 13, 2010, director Kevin Smith was removed from an Oakland to Burbank Southwest flight allegedly for being too obese to fly safely in one seat. Smith was removed from the flight and offered a $100 Southwest Airlines voucher. Smith immediately took to Twitter to express his outrage and later recorded a podcast detailing the incident.
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