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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.

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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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48 COMMENTS

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16.

Wishbone    

OMG...enough with these stupid idiots who think just because a person is a celebrity they can sue them. Would this dumbass be suing if it wasn't Gary Busey? Here's a thought...if you need money, rather than suing a celebrity, how about getting A ******* JOB!!

983 days ago
17.

soulofanangel    

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983 days ago
18.

Christy    

And this is the man that showed up at Celebrity Rehab claiming to be there as an example for the other patients because he has been sober for 10 years. Bwahahahaha!

983 days ago
19.

SantaFeJack    

Too bad she didn't do this last week in time to publicize Gary's appearance on "Two and a Half Men". That show can use all the help it can get. And if Gary really did knock her to the ground, there should be plenty of witnesses, and probably surveilance tape.

983 days ago
20.

beachgal    

Gary Busey isn't dead?

983 days ago
21.

sean    

Attempts to "reach" Gary are always going to be unsuccessful.

983 days ago
22.

Jodi    

Gary probably don't remember any of this.... being wasted and all. lol

983 days ago
23.

Jackie    

Was there security?...Why didn't she sue him right way?...I smell whore x-mas holiday money craving.

983 days ago
24.

3Storms    

Good luck suing someone who's not mentally competent, has half a brain, and has the IQ of a fish.

983 days ago
25.

Kaffee    

I feel sorry for this guy. That motorcycle accident really messed him up. There is clearly something wrong.

983 days ago
26.

Kari    

If I looked and acted like Gary Busey does, I would probably drink a lot also.

983 days ago
27.

Ronald RayGun    

It looks like Gary Busy and Bruce Jenner have the same plastic surgeon!

983 days ago
28.

jhunter    

Head injuries or not. Id lay him out if that was my wife or myself. Some one needs to remind actors they are human.

983 days ago
29.

SantaFeJack    

JUST GOING TO THROW THIS OUT THERE:Betty White has had a 61 year career in show business (and counting). She has NEVER been touched by scandal. Just saying it is possible to be a star and still not see your face all over the tabloids.

983 days ago
30.

Jay W.     

Gary, are you drinking and not wearing your helmet... again?

983 days ago
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