Celebrity airport and airplane altercations
Viral video shows football pro Brendan Langley in physical altercation with airline worker
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Flying is stressful for everyone. Celebrities are no exception! Even with millions in the bank, traveling by air can bring out the worst in people.
Former Denver Broncos cornerback Brendan Langley was arrested for allegedly assaulting a United Airlines employee at Newark Liberty International Airport on May 19. A viral video of the incident showed the unidentified employee slap Langley, who then throws a series of punches, toppling the employee, though the employee continues to taunt him and re-engages in the altercation. It remains uncertain what caused the confrontation, authorities confirmed.
Langley, who currently plays for the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL, was arrested and charged with simple assault, but was released on his own recognizance soon after. On May 23, he tweeted that he acted in self-defense: "u can clearly see soooo many @united employees watching everything unfold while im basically begging for help. craziest part not one of them helped De-escalate the situation! it was like they wanted it to happen. like i had a target on my back."
As for the employee, who worked for subsidiary United Ground Express, United Airlines revealed in a statement that he has been terminated from his position. "United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our planes and we are working with local authorities in their investigation of this matter,” the statement read.
Check out this gallery to see which other celebs have had serious airport drama and in-flight incidents.
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