Worst Celebrity Air Rage Incidents

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From shoving flight attendants to turning over snack carts or busting up the duty-free shop, famous folks sometimes let air travel frustrations get the best of them.

Victoria Osteen

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The copastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church—and wife of mega-preacher Joel Osteen—reportedly took on a few members of a flight crew while preparing to fly to Vail, CO, in 2005. When Osteen allegedly complained about a liquid on her seat and couldn’t get sufficient help from the crew, she allegedly slammed one attendant into a bathroom door and elbowed her in the left breast. The crew sought to have her ejected from the plane, but she left on her own.

Consequences: Osteen denied the charges of assault. The FAA fined her $3,000 for interfering with a crew member, which she paid but denied any wrongdoing. The flight attendant also sued for damages, saying the incident caused anxiety, hemorrhoids, and some loss of faith. Osteen was found not liable.

Worst Celebrity Air Rage Incidents

Victoria Osteen

The copastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church—and wife of mega-preacher Joel Osteen—reportedly took on a few members of a flight crew while preparing to fly to Vail, CO, in 2005. When Osteen allegedly complained about a liquid on her seat and couldn’t get sufficient help from the crew, she allegedly slammed one attendant into a bathroom door and elbowed her in the left breast. The crew sought to have her ejected from the plane, but she left on her own.

Consequences: Osteen denied the charges of assault. The FAA fined her $3,000 for interfering with a crew member, which she paid but denied any wrongdoing. The flight attendant also sued for damages, saying the incident caused anxiety, hemorrhoids, and some loss of faith. Osteen was found not liable.

Pat Sullivan/AP Photo
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