An African woman has filed a suit against United Airline because she was booted off the plane along with her two children. The reason United Airline employee kicked her out is because a passenger complained to them about her ‘pungent smell’.
Queen Obioma stated in her lawsuit that she was flying from Lagos, Nigeria, to Ontario Canada on March, 2016 and was boarding a San Francisco-bound connecting flight when an employee kicked her off the plane before the takeoff.
She told that the employee, after kicking her off the plane, went back in the plane to escort the children off too. The reason that was given to her was that a passenger complained about her odor.
She told that the whole fiasco was initiated when she and her family got on the plane at Bush Intercontinental Airport, which is located Houston. A white man was already sitting on her seat in the business class which was assigned to her.
The lawsuit furthermore states that upon request the man refused to leave her place, in few moments others got involved. Still the white man did not leave the seat, so Obioma agreed to another seat which was nearby.
She then left the seat to go to the bathroom and when she tried to get back to her seat, her path was blocked by the same passenger who took her seat in the first place. She was then told by an employee to get off the plane and was given a reason that she smelled horrible.
According to reports the person made the complaint to the pilot that he was uncomfortable flying with her, after she was booted off the plane along with her two children.
According to the complaint filed by Obioma’s lawyer in Houston: ‘At that point Ms. Obioma was lost, confused and disoriented. Her mind went blank and she was utterly befuddled.’
‘Ms. Obioma watched her children marched out of the aircraft like criminals, confused and perplexed … She sobbed uncontrollably for a long time.’
According to the lawsuit filed against the airline: ‘United Airlines discriminated against Obioma and her children during the incident on March 4, 2016 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston because they were black.’