Sha’Carri Richardson gets escorted off of an American Airlines flight after getting into a verbal altercation with a flight attendant.
On Saturday, the track and field star posted videos to Instagram showing what happened on her recent flight. The 23-year-old claimed the attendant named “John,” disrespected her while she was on the phone.
“Prior to the video this gentleman asked me to get off a cell phone call, I did,” Richardson wrote alongside a video posted to her Instagram story. “I stated to him I didn’t like the tone he used with me. Following that while standing in front of me doing the safety protocols he continued to lean over to look at my phone. He asked to see that my phones were in airplane more at this point. He demanded that I show him. Which I did in front of him.”
Richardson continued to argue with the flight attendant and even caught him on camera while filming herself.
“I’m recording me but you jumped in my video, so I caught you, because you jumped in my video. You’re harassing me at this point, so I think you should stop. I think you should stop.”
The heated argument led to Richardson getting into verbal altercations with the other passengers, who became angry over the dispute.
“Y’all see him right, y’all see him right? Y’all see him right? I’m sorry, it’s not me. Talk to him. No ma’am,” Richardson said to the passengers. “Do no talk to me like that. I’m an adult. Do not talk to me like that. Do not talk to me like that. Tell him to stop. If you do not know what’s going on, do not yell at me.”
Richardson was eventually escorted from the plane as passengers and crew members applauded her exit.