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American Airlines:

Alec Baldwin Was Epic Jerk

12/7/2011 8:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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American Airlines
claims Alec Baldwin was "extremely rude to the crew" on a flight out of LAX yesterday -- "calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language."

In the wake of Baldwin's Twitter attacks on the company, AA has finally released a statement ...  confirming what TMZ reported yesterday -- he was an epic jerk.

AA says, "Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding."

"When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off."

"This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked."

"They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding."

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76.

NP    

Nothing but a has been jerk that thinks because he is a liberal fool he can say and do anything. Put his butt in jail and see how he likes it.

865 days ago
77.

bluzzone    

He is an arrogant turd.

865 days ago
78.

BB not bb    

I suppose the right thing to do would be just to go along with the request to turn off the cell phone for a short time. Jumping up and slamming a door doesn't make sense if you want to get along with the crew.


That being said, do they really have to throw people off of the planes? Can't they just explain whey they need his cellphone off? I am guessing that they were impatient with him to set him off like that.


I suppose they thought he was still playing his cellphone game in the bathroom. Both parties are still coming up with two different stories.


I think the bathroom doors on planes are very lightweight. I am surprised that they could hear it slam up in the locked ****pit. I don't know if Alec was trying to make some kind of point or what. I think he has had drinking problems before. I think there might have been a more tactful way to get him to cooperate.

865 days ago
79.

noone    

this dipstick started his "acting" career on a SOAP OPERA! give me a break you high-payed loser!

865 days ago
80.

Tammy    

I wonder: can ALL airlines ban Alec from flying? If possible, they should.

865 days ago
81.

boo boo    

Maybe a tad over-reactive, but American Airlines flight attendants are stone cold air hags. She probably tried to jerk him around by talking to him like she was his mommy, so in return he acted like a baby.

865 days ago
82.

JiLL1    

Obnoxious, overbearing jerk. Glad the airline kicked him out and it's not a first time thing. Follows his obnoxious behavior at Starbucks.

865 days ago
83.

freaksloan    

Alec Baldwin epitomizes the Liberal Democrat. Tell everybody else what to do, but doesn't think any rules apply to him.

He is also a liar, why is he still even in this country?

865 days ago
84.

Lori    

Alec Baldwin is great in interviews and he seems very nice and funny, but I have heard him say insensitive things in the past, so it would not surprise me if this story is true.

865 days ago
85.

MK    

My husband travels on AA each week and with all the issues and inconveniences while traveling now, he would have been livid being delayed because Mr. Baldwin could be bothered to turn his phone off. This isn't 1998 anymore. We have to follow safety requests, such as turning off the phone, regardless of the convenience. Mr. Baldwin owes an apology to the AA flight crew and every person on board who was delayed because of Mr. Baldwin.

865 days ago
86.

karen    

These celebrities get away with what they would arrest us for. He is an entitled jerk
who ruined his own daughter with hi*****red and still got all those awards. Nothing
seems to impact them and it is not right.

865 days ago
87.

gina    

this is so pathetic. American is filing for bankruptcy and can't handle the bad press of a celebrity knocking them on twitter. He said, and witnesses said, he NEVER went to the bathroom. This is just a bitter attempt by the mediocre plane crew to justify kicking him off. Have you ever slammed a lavatory door?? Its not possible. They are accordion style and paper thin. And to say the Capt could hear it through his post 9/11 strength ****pit door is complete ludicrous. This is a frame job, for sure. Even if Baldwin wasn't being on his best behavior.

865 days ago
88.

Carson    

Baldwin is a jerk and always has been. He, like so many other "entitled" ones believe they're not subject to the same rules as everyone else. I hope TCM drops him for the idiot he is

865 days ago
89.

John    

Lets be honest, Alec Baldwin has anger management issues. I'm not surprised by this considering how he left tasteless voicemails for his ex-wife and daughter to hear. People need to teach this guy a lesson by boycotting all Alec Baldwin shows, products, etc. Now he'll issue an apology and the public will treat him like nothing happened. When is enough enough? You can only forgive a guy so many times before it's worthless. The guy is a complete douche bag! TMZ needs to interview some passengers on the flight.

865 days ago
90.

nyc44th    

Alec Baldwin an "epic jerk"? No WAY!! Can't imagine it! To be an "epic jerk" you would have to be a self centered, self serving, pompous, out of touch . . . . er, never mind. Like someone doing commercials for one of the worst of the worst credit card companies while you visit Occupy people ACTing supportive.

865 days ago
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