1:08 PM PT — Wendi appeared on “TMZ Live” and said she wants to press charges against the man for what she says went down before she started videotaping him. She also explains why she never actually went to the FBI. As for the flight attendant … Wendi claims the woman demanded she delete the video. Wendi wasn’t having it … and now she wants the flight attendant fired.
7:47 AM PT — A rep for American Airlines tells TMZ, “We are aware of a customer dispute that transpired … The safety and comfort of our customers and team members is our top priority, and our team is looking into the issue.”
To recline or not recline? To punch or not to punch? Two super pissed off American Airlines passengers have everyone asking those questions, and ultimately … the FBI might have to get involved.
A woman named Wendi Williams, of all things, recorded this video of the guy sitting behind her on a Jan. 31 AA flight from New Orleans to Charlotte. She posted it last week, but now it’s gone viral because you see the guy repeatedly punching her seat.
As for WHY wannabe-Tyson was treating Wendi’s seat like a speed bag — she says it’s because she had the nerve to recline. We think it’s relevant that his last row seat could not recline. At one point in the video he leaned forward and said something to Wendi that sounds like, “This is a turbulent flight.” It’s hard to make out over the jet engines, but whatever he said he was clearly jabbing, verbally this time, at Wendi.
Wendi says things got even more annoying when she reported him to a flight attendant … who she claims “rolled her eyes,” told Wendi to stop recording video, and gave Ali Jr. some rum for his troubles.
Wendi says she’s escalating matters by pressing charges with the FBI against the “man who mistook me for a punching bag.” She says American apologized, but hasn’t accepted responsibility for the flight attendant fueling up Mayweather-in-training with booze.
BTW, Wendi also claims she’s had to get x-rays, has headaches and lost time from work since going 12 rounds with her fellow passenger.
Originally Published — 7:14 AM PT