Track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson claimed she was removed from a flight after exchanging words with a flight attendant.
The 22-year-old insinuated that the American Airlines flight attendant was “harassing” her. In addition, Richardson posted videos on her social media documenting what happened on the plane.
The videos start with Richardson claiming the white male flight attendant told her to end her phone call. He was beginning to go through safety protocols.
She said she didn’t like his “tone,” and the staff demanded she put her phone on airplane mode as he continued his demonstration.
The athlete wrote on her Instagram Story, “He asked to see that my phones were in airplane mode at this point. He demanded that [I] show him. Which I did in front of him.”
Her next Story documents the white flight attendant backing away from Richardson as she flips her camera around to show him in her personal space.
The two then exchanged words. “I’m recording me, but you jumped in my video, so I caught you because you jumped in my video,” she said. The flight attendant replied, “You can’t record.”
As Richardson and the flight crew continued to go back and forth, other passengers began to yell at her.