Exclusive! American Airlines Responds To Woman Who Claims She Was Kicked Off Flight For Being Black
American Airlines revealed to HipHollywood exclusively that they do not “discriminate for any reason.” The company’s statement was in response to passenger Imani Cezanne’s recent claims that she was kicked off an AA flight for the color of her skin.
“American Airlines values diversity and we do not discriminate for any reason,” AA told us.
According to the Cezanne, before takeoff from Charlotte to Atlanta, she noticed a flight attendant making two people leave an emergency exit row. When she inquired about the passengers being moved, the AA employee explained that the passengers didn’t speak English and were not allowed to sit in the exit row.
That’s when, according to the woman, things took a turn for the worse. Imani recalled via Twitter being escorted off the plane by two armed Caucasian male officers and feeling like “I could die at any moment.”
But per AA, the passenger was “unruly” and was “removed” from the flight “due to failure to comply with crew member instructions. The passenger refused to exit aircraft when asked, so local law enforcement was called.”
The airline explained they have every intention on working “with the customer to resolve the issue.”