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Okay, TECHNICALLY it was actually Lindsay Lohan’s ex-step-mom, and if you really want to get technical, they were on 2 separate planes, but Tim Tebow and Lindsay Lohan’s mom (ex-step-mom) were both in the news recently for their behavior aboard airplanes in the US. One’s a feel-good story and one’s behavior was a trainwreck. I’ll bet you can NEVER figure out which is which… 🙂
Our first story deals with Kate Lohan (nee Major). The 33 year old married Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael, but has since filed for divorce. Back in November 2015, she was onboard a JetBlue flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles when she became disruptive. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, it started when a flight attendant had the nerve (the audacity!) to ask her to put her seat into the upright position. Several passengers mentioned that she appeared already intoxicated. She was moved to the front of the plane, but when she was refused a glass of wine, she started cursing and threw her cellphone. The plane was diverted to New Orleans, where Ms. Lohan was escorted off the plane.
This week she pled guilty to “simple assault” on an aircraft, and was sentenced to one year of probation, continued substance abuse treatment, and a fine of $7200 to make up for the delay of the flight
Okay so on the good side, Tim Tebow was involved in a medical emergency on a Delta flight from Atlanta to Phoenix. You may already have heard of this since it’s been fairly widely reported (CNN).
A couple of fellow passengers have shared their experiences – here’s one gentleman’s account on Facebook, and also an Instagram post from a different passenger.
Although it appears that the passenger eventually died from the heart attack, Tebow along with other passengers apparently helped comfort the family, both on and after the flight.
So, since things always seem to come in threes, I wonder what our next celebrity “incident” on a plane will be? 🙂 If you’ve got a good one, leave it in the comments