Why was Stephen Amell kicked off Delta flight? Fight with wife Cassandra Jean led to removal

Sources close to the situation said that Amell 'appeared intoxicated' and that his wife ended up 'burying her face in embarrassment'

                            Why was Stephen Amell kicked off Delta flight? Fight with wife Cassandra Jean led to removal
Stephen Amell and Cassandra Jean attend the 145th Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)

Canadian actor Stephen Amell, best known for playing Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on The CW superhero series ‘Arrow’, was 'forcibly removed' from his flight after allegedly getting into an altercation with his wife, according to two different reports.  

As per TMZ, sources close to the situation said that Amell was escorted off a Delta flight on Monday, June 21, in Austin, Texas around 3 pm, following a “shouting match” with his wife Cassandra Jean. The sources said that Amell “appeared intoxicated”, and that his wife ended up “burying her face in embarrassment”. The sources also told TMZ that a flight attendant had asked him repeatedly to lower his voice, but he refused. Finally, an air marshal and three other attendants had to remove him. 


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Page Six also reported that Amell, who was flying Delta from Austin to Los Angeles after attending the ATX Television Festival over the weekend, looked drunk and was told to keep calm multiple times. Page Six also reported that after the incident, Jean and her companions stayed on the flight and made their way to LA.

A spokesperson for the airline confirmed that an incident occurred, telling Page Six in a statement, “Delta flight 966 on June 21 took a brief, eight-minute departure delay after an unruly customer was deplaned from the aircraft prior to departure in Austin. The flight arrived ahead of schedule at Los Angeles International Airport.”

Amell, however, has contested the nature of his removal, saying he was 'not forcibly removed'. Writing to his 2.3 million followers on Twitter, the actor said, “My wife and I got into an argument Monday afternoon on a Delta flight from Austin to LA. I was asked to lower my voice and I did. Approximately 10 minutes later I was asked to leave the flight. And I did so immediately. I was not forcibly removed.”

He added, “I rebooked myself on a Southwest flight 2 hours later and traveled home without any further issue. I let my emotions get the better of me, end of story. Must be a slow news cycle.”


Fans of the actor seemed to sympathize with him. One fan replied, “It sucks that you had to go through all that extra work to get home. Delta should refund you at least one of your tickets. You and your wife should call them together, or go to a local office if there is one.”

“You don't owe anyone an explanation or reason for what you do. I have an idea why you did, but you don't owe anyone anything,” said another fan. “You recognized that you did something wrong and owned up to it to the airline and to Cassandra. That makes you an honorable man, with a good heart. 

They also said, “With what I know about you, it sounds like you had a really, REALLY bad day. I'm sorry you did, and you lost your temper. The best of us do when the wrong things happen in the wrong order, or we're stressed, or we're overwhelmed. You're human. It's ok not to be ok.” One fan tweeted, “so you're not allowed to be human? grrrrr you're the best and you shouldn't have to explain yourself.”




Amell and Jean -- an actress, model, and beauty pageant winner -- tied the knot on Christmas Day 2012. They share a seven-year-old daughter, Maverick Alexandra Jean Amell. Amell and Jean kept their relationship a secret for a long time. The couple married again in New Orleans on May 26, 2013. They reportedly married a second time to celebrate the ceremony with friends and family.

The couple is prominently a part of CW’s ‘Arrowverse’. Jean is well-known for her appearance as Nora Fries in ‘Elseworlds’, the 2018 ‘Arrowverse’ crossover event between The CW series ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, and ‘Arrow’.