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Fresh footage shows what happened when The Veronicas were removed from a Qantas flight

The Veronicas are ‘pursuing legal action’ towards Qantas after they were escorted off a plane by Australian Federal Police officers on Sunday. 

Twin singers Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, both 33, were removed from the domestic flight over an alleged incident involving cabin baggage. 

And on Tuesday’s episode of The Project, Channel 10 aired never-before-seen footage from the incident.

 

REVEALED: Fresh footage shows what happened when The Veronicas were removed from a Qantas flight by federal police… as they shut down accusations it’s a ‘publicity stunt’

Jess and Lisa began filming Qantas staff and security personnel after the dispute began on-board the domestic flight bound for Brisbane. 

They shared a portion of their footage collected by themselves and others on the flight with Channel 10, which was aired in an intro package to their chat with The Project’s panel.

While stills had previously been shared online of the Untouched hit-makers standing in the aisle of the aircraft, unseen footage of how the Australian Federal Police were involved in the incident was released to the public.

The short clips showed an officer speaking to the women as they aimed their phones at them, and later turning to the passengers with his hand up to potentially signal the end of recording.

The Veronicas also had footage walking onto the planes gangway, where two Qantas staff members stood in the corridor as a police officer escorted them back into Sydney airport’s terminal.

Were they asked to stop recording? The short clips showed an officer placing his hand up to potentially signal the end of recording on the flight by the stars and fellow passengers

Were they asked to stop recording? The short clips showed an officer placing his hand up to potentially signal the end of recording on the flight by the stars and fellow passengers

Grounded: The Veronicas also had footage walking onto the planes gangway, where two Qantas staff members stood in the corridor as a police officer escorted them back into Sydney airport's terminal

Grounded: The Veronicas also had footage walking onto the planes gangway, where two Qantas staff members stood in the corridor as a police officer escorted them back into Sydney airport’s terminal

While appearing forthcoming with their footage and open to having a discussion about the scandal, the pop duo appeared annoyed by the questions posed to them by the news program’s hosts. 

‘This is a legal matter, NOT a publicity stunt,’ an unimpressed Jessica responded to comedian Tommy Little’s accusation that it was a stunt for their new MTV show.  

The awkwardness continued in the interview when Waleed Aly quizzed the pair about releasing ‘unedited video footage’ of the incident. 

'I think it's a shame, because if we could see it, it would certainly help prove or disprove the story': The awkwardness continued in the interview when Waleed Aly quizzed the pair about releasing 'unedited video footage' of the incident

‘I think it’s a shame, because if we could see it, it would certainly help prove or disprove the story’: The awkwardness continued in the interview when Waleed Aly quizzed the pair about releasing ‘unedited video footage’ of the incident

'Your producer was across that, why weren't you?' Both singers hit back at The Project after the segment aired, writing in an identical statement that their lawyer made it clear the 19-minute evidence would not be provided to media before Qantas had reviewed it first

‘Your producer was across that, why weren’t you?’ Both singers hit back at The Project after the segment aired, writing in an identical statement that their lawyer made it clear the 19-minute evidence would not be provided to media before Qantas had reviewed it first

They vowed to release the footage if it didn’t cause any legal issues, but Waleed ended the segment by revealing: ‘As far as the unedited vision, their management has since got back to us and confirmed they won’t be providing it for legal reason.’

‘Which I think is a shame, because if we could see it, it would certainly help prove or disprove the story.’

Both singers hit back at The Project after the segment aired, writing in an identical statement that their lawyer made it clear the 19-minute evidence would not be provided to media before Qantas had reviewed it first.

'This is a legal matter, NOT a publicity stunt!' The pop duo seemed annoyed when asked by host Tommy Little if the entire debacle was just to drum up media attention for their MTV show

‘This is a legal matter, NOT a publicity stunt!’ The pop duo seemed annoyed when asked by host Tommy Little if the entire debacle was just to drum up media attention for their MTV show

The singers were escorted off a plane by Australian Federal Police officers, over an alleged incident involving cabin baggage.

Qantas said in a statement at the time that two passengers refused to follow the cabin crew’s instructions and were ‘offloaded’ before the plane took off.

The singers claim they were asked by cabin crew to move their cabin luggage on the flight, but they were unable to reach the overhead lockers due to their petite stature.

The pop duo tweeted about the incident: ‘A passenger helped us to re-situate the bags with no issue.’

Incident: Jess and Lisa began filming Qantas staff and security personnel after the dispute began on-board the domestic flight bound for Brisbane on Sunday morning

Incident: Jess and Lisa began filming Qantas staff and security personnel after the dispute began on-board the domestic flight bound for Brisbane on Sunday morning

‘The police were called because we asked for the crew’s names, and instead of giving them to us, they told us they were calling “security”. We had no idea what was going on.’

Under company policy, staff are not permitted to assist passengers with their carry-on luggage.

The siblings have publicly said they will be ‘pursuing legal action’ over the incident, which they described as ‘incredibly intimidating and confusing’.

The airline confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Sunday that Lisa and Jessica were able to board a later flight to Brisbane, which took off at 12pm.

Police say they’re still looking into the incident.

Legal: The siblings have publicly said they will be 'pursuing legal action' over the incident, which they described as 'incredibly intimidating and confusing'

Legal: The siblings have publicly said they will be ‘pursuing legal action’ over the incident, which they described as ‘incredibly intimidating and confusing’

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