Woman who filmed fellow passenger threatens to sue

Wendi Williams, a teacher from Virginia, said she tried to get the cabin crew’s attention when an unidentified man repeatedly hit the back of her seat and then filmed him on her phone.
2:45 | 02/18/20

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We are back with a debate about in-flight etiquette. A passenger filmed her fellow passenger hitting her seat. She's threatening to sue. How did we get here? This is a scenario that plays out on every flight ever. Somebody is going to recline into you, you recline into somebody and in this case you have the recliner calling for the reclinee to be prosecuted for assault. It's the viral video dividing the internet and now the woman at the center of that turbulent moment is calling for the male passenger sitting behind her to come forward. The unidentified man seated in the last row repeatedly hit the back of her seat after she reclined it as she described to Fox News. He started full on punching the back of my seat really hard that I was flying forward. Reporter: Wendi Williams who is now considering legal action says she tried to get the cabin crew's attention but to no that's when she said she began filming him on her phone hoping he would stop. On social media a nation divided. One person on Twitter writes, no one should reline. It's rude and arrogant. Another, seats are designed to recline. Some are blaming the airlines pointing out the space between rows was once commonly 34 to 35 inches. It's since shrunk below 30 on some planes and delta's CEO even chimed in and this didn't even have anything to do with his airline. I think customers have the right to recline but I think the proper thing to do if you recline into somebody that you ask if it's okay. Reporter: Williams says she only posted the video online as a last resort after she reached out to the airline and received a generic response. American airlines released this statement to ABC news, we are aware of a customer dispute. The safety and comfort of our customers and team members is our top priority and our team is looking into the issue. Okay. Who is right? Who is wrong in this scenario? I'm going to tell you who is wrong. Everybody because all you have to do is be courteous and decent and respectful to your fellow human being. And all of this would soon handled. This is ridiculous. Talking about suing somebody over this foolishness when all you have to do, hey, you mind if I recline and all that person has to say if you lean up I'll buy you a beer when the flight attendant comes by. We're good. This happens on every flight and this is a federal case? Y'all take a breath. All right. I have -- I tell you what, T.J., take tomorrow off. We don't have enough to argue about in this country and we're doing this, man? Take some time off. Don't fly anywhere. That's all I got to say. Wow, T.J., I pay for a reclining

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