Woman whose reclined seat was punched repeatedly considers suing American Airlines
A woman who posted a debate-inspiring clip in which her reclined seat was repeatedly punched by an irked plane passenger is considering suing American Airlines, TMZ reported Saturday.
Wendi Williams said she’s ticked that the Texas-based carrier painted her as disruptive, according to the gossip website, and she met with a lawyer Friday to discuss litigation options against the airline.
In the video, a man sitting behind Williams punches the back of her seat ― over and over and over.
“Here’s a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times - HARD, at which point I began videoing him,” Williams tweeted Feb. 8 along with the clip. She said she was reprimanded by a flight attendant over the incident, while the man behind her was allegedly offered free booze.
@BravoAndy Here’s a great jackhole! He was angry that I reclined my seat and punched it about 9 times - HARD, at which point I began videoing him, and he resigned to this behavior. The other jackhole is the @AmericanAir flight attendant who reprimanded me and offered him rum! pic.twitter.com/dHeUysrKTu— wendi (@steelersfanOG) February 9, 2020
American Airlines said Williams had spilled the man’s drink, which she denied, according to TMZ. The man wasn’t publicly identified.
The carrier said in a statement to The Washington Post that it was looking into the Jan. 31 incident.
“We will review a lawsuit, if filed,” American Airlines spokesperson Ross Feinstein told the Daily News in an email. “Not going to comment on a threat of litigation.”