Tara Reid was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight from Los Angeles to New York City on Monday, October 15, after allegedly causing a disturbance before takeoff, a spokesperson for the airline confirms to Us Weekly.
TMZ obtained a video taken by a fellow passenger that showed a flight attendant telling the 42-year-old actress, “We’ll carry all your things for you and meet you out here with the captain.” Seconds later, she stood up from her seat and left the aircraft with her dog.
Passengers told the website that Reid loudly complained about being given the wrong seat and not getting a pillow. The pilot had already begun pulling away from the gate, but announced that he had to turn the plane around due to a customer service issue.
A Delta spokesperson told TMZ that the flight eventually took off after a short delay, and the American Pie star boarded another plane. Police reportedly were not called as she complied with flight attendants.
Reid later took to Instagram to address what she called a “completely false” incident. “The flight attendant wanted me to put my dog in its carry on and in the overhead bin which was an absurd request considering animals cannot breathe in there,” she wrote. “I gracefully declined and deboarded the plane on my own accord without any incident and as you can see in the video no disturbance took place. Within minutes I was back on another plane with a different (dog friendly) airline which accepted that I carry my dog on the plane with me on my lap heading to my destination. I arrived safely to NYC.”
The Sharknado star made headlines in August when she slurred her words and squinted throughout an interview on Australia’s Today Extra. She later canceled several scheduled appearances before addressing her health.
“I am in great spirits and health and I look forward to my future projects and what’s in store for me next,” she said in a statement at the time. “Thank you to everyone who stands by my side — I love my fans!”
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