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Nathan Davis Jr sues United Airlines for $10m for harassment

Actor and TikTok star Nathan Davis Jr. sues United Airlines for $10M in racial profiling suit after flight attendant ‘harassed and accused him of having a gun before kicking him off the plane following disagreement about the volume of his music’

  • Nathan Davis Jr. has filed a lawsuit against United amid claims he was harassed and falsely accused of having a gun by one of the airline’s flight attendants 
  • Davis said the incident began when he was listening to music and one of the flight attendants told him it was too loud
  • Davis, who has nine million followers on Tik Tok, says that others around him were also listening to music, though he was the only one reprimanded 
  • The actor says he complied with the attendant’s demands and turned his music down, however the lady allegedly approached him two more times ‘rudely’
  • Eventually, the 26-year-old says he complained about the female staff member to the pilot, which is when he claims the situation escalated dramatically
  • The plane, which had begun taxiing for take-off, reportedly returned to the gate and Davis was asked to leave the plane, an experience he called humiliating
  • As he was walking off the aircraft, the attendant is heard claiming Davis  ‘has a gun’, which drew a stunned reaction 
  • The actor is suing the airline for negligent hiring, assault, infliction of emotional distress, discrimination among a series of other claims 
  • In a statement to DailyMail.com, Matthew Parsons, Manager of Communications for ExpressJet Airlines said they are investigating the incident

Actor Nathan Davis Jr. has filed a $10 million lawsuit against United amid claims he was harassed and falsely accused of having a gun by one of the airline’s flight attendants, who later had him removed from the plane.

The Detroit actor, who is also a star on Tik Tok, claims he was singled out and racially profiled by the United staffer just before he was set to take off on a flight from Houston to Tennessee in December last year.

According to legal documents observed by TMZ, Davis said the incident began when he was listening to music and one flight attendant told him the sound emanating from his headphones was too loud, citing complaints from other passengers.

Davis, who has nine million followers on Tik Tok, says that other passengers around him were also listening to music, though he was the only one reprimanded by the attendant.

The actor says he complied with the flight attendant’s demands and turned his music down, however the lady, who wasn’t named, allegedly approached him two more times in a ‘rude manner’ and told him again that it was still too loud.

Actor Nathan Davis Jr. has filed a $10 million lawsuit against United amid claims he was harassed and falsely accused of having a gun by one of the airline’s flight attendants, who later had him removed from the plane

Davis even claims the woman scolded him about the volume of his music when he had the sound muted, TMZ reported.

Eventually, the 26-year-old says he complained about the female staff member to the pilot, which is when he claims the situation escalated dramatically.

The plane, which had begun taxiing for take-off, reportedly returned to the gate and Davis was asked to leave the plane, an experience he called humiliating.

Davis captured video of the moment he was being escorted off of the aircraft. In the background the female flight attendant at the center of the lawsuit is seen stood behind Davis, with her back to him.

‘See you later,’ David sarcastically says as he’s seen walking down the aisle.

The female worker, who is speaking over the loudspeaker in the clip, is then heard saying ‘He has a gun now’.

Davis, who called the woman’s claim shocking, reckless and – most significantly – false, is heard reacting to the announcement, remarking ‘Oh I have a gun? That’s crazy! Wow. Did you hear what she said? She said I have a gun, that’s crazy.’

A second flight attendant, who is out of frame, is heard telling Davis ‘I’ll speak to you outside’.

Davis, who has nine million followers on Tik Tok, says that other passengers around him were also listening to music, though he was the only one reprimanded by the attendant

Davis and James Charles

Davis, who has nine million followers on Tik Tok, says that other passengers around him were also listening to music, though he was the only one reprimanded by the attendant (Davis pictured with fellow social media stars Addison Rae, left,  and James Charles, right)

United Airlines has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment regarding the legal filing

United Airlines has not yet returned a DailyMail.com request for comment regarding the legal filing

Davis says he was never approached by law enforcement over the attendant’s false claim that he was carrying a firearm. 

He also says no further action was taken by the airline, other than him receiving a complimentary upgrade to first-class on a later flight.

The actor is suing the airline for negligent hiring, assault, infliction of emotional distress, discrimination among a series of other claims.

In a statement to DailyMail.com, Matthew Parsons, Manager of Communications for ExpressJet Airlines, United’s parents company, said: ‘While we cannot comment on active litigation, ExpressJet does not tolerate racism and we are investigating this incident to better understand what occurred onboard our aircraft in December.’ 

Davis is requesting a judge award him $10 million in damages in light of the incident.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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