Porn star allegedly taken off flight in San Francisco after speech supporting George Floyd death protests

Elle Knox was flying with United Airlines from Houston to San Francisco when she stood up to give a speech


                            Porn star allegedly taken off flight in San Francisco after speech supporting George Floyd death protests
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A porn star has claimed that she was escorted off a flight after she made a speech on George Floyd’s death protests. The alleged incident happened earlier this week when Elle Knox from Australia was flying with United Airlines. The 46-year-old Floyd, an African-American, died on May 25 in police custody after a Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

According to reports, Knox, who has appeared in flicks such as ‘Bra Busting Lesbians’, took a flight from Houston to San Francisco en route Sydney on Tuesday, June 2, when she rose from her seat and started giving a short speech. “This isn’t my country, I’m an Australian. But I’ve noticed your democracy being threatened. Do not be complacent. Decide what side of history you’d like to be on,” the 28-year-old said in the flight filled with 300 travelers.

However, when the flight landed in San Francisco, the adult film actress claimed the “police were called” since some passengers “felt threatened”. In a series of tweets, Knox described her whole experience as she said she was taken off the plane and was later told she was not allowed to make “political statements” on the aircraft. She also claimed that she was told she may not be able to take her next flight to Sydney.

“I was told I couldn’t make a political statement on a United Airline, I told them this was a human rights statement,” Knox wrote on Twitter, where she describes herself as “Aussie Hottie who likes to get naked & travel.”

Meanwhile, United Airlines have refuted her claims and said that Knox was removed from the flight not for making any speech or a political statement, but she was taken off for refusing a flight attendant’s request for her to sit while the plane was taxiing. "United flight 1853 from Houston to San Francisco on June 1 was met by law enforcement because this customer refused to follow strict crew member instructions about standing up while our flight attendants were in their jump seats and the aircraft was taxiing on the runway," a representative for United Airlines said in a statement as reported by Fox News.

“Law enforcement involvement was entirely due to the safety and security of the passengers, crew, and the aircraft itself. After speaking with the customer regarding this incident — who later apologized for her actions — she was allowed to continue her journey to Sydney,” the statement added.

In later tweets, Knox admitted that she was allowed to board a flight to her home country, however, allegedly “after much debate”. She also replied to the comments on her tweet and when some questioned her why she did not take part in a protest, Knox responded: “If I could, I’d be at a protest! But I can’t, so I used my voice where I could. I’d rather do what I did, than stay silent."

“I had a chance for 300+ people to hear what I had to say & I took it,” she said in another tweet.

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