Alec Baldwin vs. American Airlines
Legal panel weighs in on the controversy
- Duration 6:29
- Date Dec 12, 2011
Legal panel weighs in on the controversy
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The Philly scored his second session on the docket today is live from New York it's a Saturday night smackdown.
Alec Baldwin kicked off an American Airlines flight in Los Angeles last week accused of unleashing his infamous temper on a flight attendants.
Reportedly wanted him to stop playing the game on his phone before the plane left the -- Baldwin battering the airline offered -- -- on his Twitter account.
But he upped the ante this weekend with a cameo as the -- -- -- captain Steve Rogers.
On Saturday Night Live.
It was very important for me to come here tonight and on behalf of everyone and American Airlines issue an apology.
Alan Ball mr.
-- is an American treasure.
I am ashamed of the way he was treated them they want -- -- what to do to let him keep playing his game but any game mind you but -- -- -- for Smart people.
-- joining me now to discuss the consequences and there have been many Fox News legal analyst he's real and former prosecutor now defense attorney Arthur I dollars.
OK so let me -- you Arthur what's.
What if anything can American Airlines do to stop this because they claim -- the right.
They had an on relief passenger all they did was kick him off because he violated the rules -- -- be treated like everybody else and now they're getting publicly.
Pilloried by him -- his Twitter account he's got a lot of -- lot of followers not to mention on Saturday Night Live where he goes out.
And suggests that's.
There's really no danger if you use your phone.
On on an airline in the way that he was there.
I'm so happy -- -- Kelly's cool at least mile mark mark I blogs because I think -- gonna wind up winning cited as I'm -- giving visit I finally married I'm gonna give it a valiant strike the bottom line is legally.
They get they've they've actually American Airlines could do more from a public relations standpoint this weekend from a legal standpoint yeah shut -- down legally unless.
A few months go by and they can show that because of -- involvement state ball would statements.
They have a considerable drop off in -- And make it attributed to that like all people calling in canceling their flights saying well the way -- treated Alec Baldwin was so outrageous.
But more importantly if the he said that that the -- was like a Greyhound bus but being on a Greyhound bus.
Which was supposedly -- very negative inference he's allowed -- opinion.
He is relevant now what happened -- seriously what happens of grey hounds notices a drop off in revenue because of that.
They actually may not as -- you are still.
-- sitting here right well flat -- but let me ask you this -- because Alec is it a bit of trouble and Alec has been.
That American Airlines has asked.
The personnel have asked the airline to remove 30 Rock is in flight entertainment.
They have requested that Alec bothering you put on an internal no fly list and they have suggested that he also -- buying.
By the FAA can he should he fight that.
Absolutely first of all the FAA is not gonna do anything which you really make it you wanna be on an airplane or airline that is so rattled by this kind of turbulence that they can't even take it I mean -- -- I don't wanna fly on that kind of -- Put like a pilot in the position of having to take yet.
Pilots have enough to worry about you but it's not it's -- Booth it's Saturday Night Live yet the First Amendment right to go to outlet and -- quit and they cannot the other point is.
That if they really thought but he was dealings -- so serious.
There is a federal I've prosecuted these cases are the federal interference with flight -- had a negative aggressive and did any of that yeah it was arrested Brookings announced I think we all agree.
Even Arthur valiantly tried to -- Or answering.
He -- cancer in American cannot sue him for defamation for what he's doing -- -- Twitter whatever.
But there is a question about whether he should be fine for that behavior should he be fine because you know what they're saying happened onboard that aircraft Arthur.
It -- pretty.
Look I know September 11 is -- -- in the rearview mirror but it's still very much in our world.
And when you have key passages getting on unruly.
But to -- that the staff of a plane to the point where the the cockpit personnel behind those bad -- big doors that we -- We now have this whole -- here doors being slammed or was something as petty as they as a little digital game.
These were museum in his phone in some way shape or form one passenger said he was talking on out while another -- and was planes and -- why don't forget -- -- was the flight had not taken off yet they were on the tarmac there were still down upon the -- what at that point right you can't use your bones and apparently.
If flight attendant was according to the other passengers on the plane went over and was very nice and said that -- that -- -- right and he was acting like me and -- and I am going -- and laboratory slamming -- -- with a little phone and saying.
And that cleaner -- right I'm not like we -- what he did was ridiculous he overreacted absolutely it -- intended to have an FAA finally now know not to that's still.
Does happen -- -- in his -- the -- day at the American Airlines thought it was so egregious that to the report the FAA right then and there shouldn't have to take a Saturday night.
Live I didn't I have the.
Harry with that he should because that is ultimately -- always on this channel and you're a pretty tough lady former US attorney.
And terms of throw the book -- people so why the -- -- -- -- Alan Ball.
-- -- hello.
Because I have them says it's okay Vonage says it I -- I know how to I know how to cut -- off at the at at the knees and this is out.
Remember this -- Now I'm just telling at least that man has a little bit of an inning I got a little problem I got the same and that was to his daughter.
Can you imagine what he says the flight attendant.
Think it wasn't reported now wasn't and it wasn't it wasn't why aren't they what -- -- our -- was very extremely -- to our crew calling them inappropriate names and using -- -- thing what's -- -- taken -- Let me have fake and I am right then and there it doesn't take -- going to but I don't know how they got little editing eyes and a little cats waiting with a little -- I.
I'm actually are so they don't have FAA but they have federal marshals that are waiting to a -- -- -- you'll get what you -- the region absolutely.
Wanted to -- that.
And say listen we oh and yeah I think Ernie -- I can't ask groundbreaking.