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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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Hey look! he's wearing Lindsay Lohan's new teeth!

1072 days ago


BINGO lady just won the drunk celebrity lottery.

1072 days ago


theres always sum slow fat bitch in the way huh gary -lol-see you at the slim's party tomorrow:)

1072 days ago


See kids, this is what not wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle, bike or skateboard will get you. This behavior is from a traumatic brain injury or he's insane or just an old-school before politically correctness douche.

1072 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

What a weak ass species we have become, where every time we slip or trip or fall down we're just SO injured and traumatized--never fear, money heals all wounds.

1072 days ago


why is he rushing, he ain't been relevant in over 15 years (maybe even more)

1072 days ago


I can completely believe this! I was waiting for a Southwest Airlines flight out of Albuqurque several years ago in the mid-1990's. He cut in front of everyone in line for the ticket agent at the gate, asking if he could wait inside the boarding area and board first, because of who he is. They let him do so, and he got on board the plane first with his young female assistant. We was wearing one of those stupid tan brown fringe leather jackets, though I have no idea whether he was drinking. When we all boarded the plane, he was sitting in the front row with the assistant.

When the plane landed in Los Angeles, and the seat belt sign when off. He jumped out of his seat to get off the plane first, and knocked this little old lady down who was in the first row opposite him. She fell into the seats, and the whole plane gasped in shock!

He didn't even stop to get off the plane just rushed off, and the assistant was the only one who said a brief "sorry" before rushing off the plane after him. Other passengers helped the old lady to her feet.

When I got to the baggage claim, there was his assistant grabbing and hauling all his huge, heavy luggage, while Gary leaned against his black limo smoking. Jerk!

Surprising that I remember it so well after all these years, but him knocking over the old lady was pretty shocking!! (And the only "celebrity" I ever saw on a SWA flight).

1072 days ago


The airport security camera footage doesn't lie.

1072 days ago

jesse james    

Go Get 'em Gary!

1071 days ago


She's a "professional litigant?" Well, he's a professional ahole and a nutcase, so who's to say what's true. I wouldn't put anything past him, so...just saying.

1071 days ago


this dude is such a retard i hope somebody knocks him out one day. what a douche.

1071 days ago
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