Profanity and a Publicity Stunt? The Leisha Hailey Southwest Battle Rages On

Sep 28, 2011 2:20pm

The battle between “L-Word” actress Leisha Hailey and Southwest Airlines continues to escalate.

In a statement late Tuesday night, the airline said it kicked Hailey and her girlfriend Camilia Grey off a flight earlier this week for profanity — not because the actress planted a kiss on her partner.

“Additional reports from our employees and customers onboard flight 2274 during a stop in El Paso on Sunday now confirm profane language was being used loudly by two passengers.  At least one family who was offended by the loud profanity moved to another area of the cabin,” Southwest wrote.

Hailey and Grey said in a statement Tuesday that the two “take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a “family airline.”

However, Hailey remained insistent that both women would both file formal complaints with the airline. “We want to live in a society where if your loved one leans over to give you an innocent kiss on an airplane it’s not labeled as ‘excessive or not family oriented’ by a corporation and its employees,” the two wrote.

The couple are now facing accusations that this is all a publicity stunt for their band Uh Huh Her Music’s 21 day concert tour, which kicks off on Oct. 8.

When asked whether this was a stunt on Twitter, Grey, who tweets under @UhHuhHerMusic replied: “No stunt. Just unfortunate bigotry.”

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