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Gary Busey Sued

For Drunkenly Tackling Woman

... At the Airport

11/16/2011 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gary Busey
Gary Busey got wasted and shouldered a 57-year-old woman to the ground at an Oklahoma airport recently ... in a mad sprint to board an airplane -- this according to a new lawsuit filed against the actor.

The woman -- named Carla Loeffler -- filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming she and Busey were waiting for the same flight at Tulsa airport back in May ... when Busey shouldered her without provocation.

According to Loeffler, Busey had been biding his time downing drinks at the airport ... and by the time their flight was called, he was completely faded.

Loeffler claims she was waiting in line on the jetway to board the flight -- and Busey barreled past her in an effort to cut the line, violently knocking her to the ground.

According to the lawsuit, Loeffler sustained injuries as a result of the takedown and she's now demanding unspecified damages. Attempts to reach Gary were unsuccessful.


3:00 PM PST: A rep for Busey tells TMZ ... "Gary Busey has no knowledge whatsoever of any of the alleged events reported, and has never been served with any alleged lawsuit, and has no idea of who this person is."

The rep adds, "According to Mr. Busey, this is nothing other than sleazy gossip and a cheap opportunistic attempt to extract some sort of monetary nuisance settlement from a celebrity, by a professional litigant who has a history of filing lawsuits and claiming personal injury."

And just like Justin Bieber, Busey claims he intends to turn the tables on his accuser and sue her right back for defamation and harassment. The rep continues, "Further, after dismissal and/or successful defense of this lawsuit, we shall file a malicious prosecution lawsuit against not only this fraudulent claimant, but her attorney as well."



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She can forget it if she's filing in the L.A. County Celebrity Inferior Court.

1070 days ago


This type of behavior seems out of character for Gary.

1070 days ago


So if you see him better step aside,-
Alot of men didn't and alot of men died.
He's got one fist of iron, and the other of
steel..And if the right one doesn't get you..
Then the left one will...

1070 days ago


Nooo! Gary Busey wouldn't do something like that!

UPDATE: Gary has released a statement concerning the altercation.


1070 days ago


So what, he knocked her down(is more like it)....not attacked her.

1070 days ago


Gary Busey acts that way because he suffered a massive brain injury in 1988 from a motorcycle accident. I wish more people knew this then maybe they wouldnt make fun of him.

1070 days ago


Well, hopefully it was caught on surveillance tape. One of them zigged when they should have zagged.

1070 days ago


It wasn't the flight he was trying a drunken stupor, he mistook the woman for Meatloaf and attacked in self-defense.

1070 days ago

TMZ - ThatThingYourMamaWarnedYouAbout    

"You know what `SOBER` stands for? It stands for `Son Of a Biotch, Everything`s Real!'" ----- He forgot his own quote!

1070 days ago


My God!! Do you have any idea what it must feel like to be chased down by teeth?!!?

1070 days ago


If it true , just another person trying to get cash. but most likely its just a bogus story, nothing ever comes from all the silly stories on this site.. Remember just cause its on the computer does not make it real...

1070 days ago


Sounds like someone looking for some easy money. Imagine the money I'd have if I sued everyone that bumped me (one of the reasons to NOT shop on Black Friday)...

1070 days ago


Don't worry Gary, OJ used to run through airports, and he attacked a woman to her death. No problem.

1070 days ago


On Nov.16th show you aired Gary Busey sitting on a bench with a kid on his lap. Look at it again Gary looks like a fat Ellen DeGeneres!!!!!!!

1070 days ago


Well was she injured? At some point people need to realize that perhaps there are other ways to deal with things besides lawsuits...and I'm a lawyer. Had it been a regular Joe that knocked her down, I doubt a lawsuit would have been filed. A nice letter from her or an attorney demanding an apology or to pay a medical bill would have sufficed I'm sure.

1070 days ago
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