'30 Rock' Star Alec Baldwin Shuts Down Twitter Account, American Airlines Release Statement After Altercation
Alec Baldwin is caught between a rock and a hard place after an altercation with staff aboard an American Airlines plane saw him removed from the flight.
The 30 Rock actor had earlier tweeted that, "Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing Words With Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving."
He later added that American Airlines was "where retired Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950s find jobs as flight attendants".
American Airlines have hit back, releasing a full account of their version of events aboard the airliner. They may not be Baldwin's Friends after compiling the Words below.
Now, msnbc.com report that Baldwin has now shut down his Twitter account - well, that's one less reason to have his phone on - despite his list of followers reaching beyond 600,000 in the wake of this very vocal altercation.
Meanwhile, here's American Airlines in full flow:
"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."