Man says woman behind 'not real' plane meltdown shoved him in new bodycam footage
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In another twist in the viral 'not real' American Airlines plane meltdown, newly released police bodycam footage shows a man claiming Tiffany Gomas shoved him.
Gomas' antics were viewed by millions of people after she was removed from an American Airlines flight - from Dallas to Florida - when she accused another passenger of stealing her AirPods and later yelled 'that motherf**ker is not real' on July 2.
The Texas marketing executive instantly became a meme after fellow passengers recorded her saying: "I'm getting the f*** off and there's a reason.
"I'm telling you right now that motherf***er back there is not real and you can sit on this plane, and you can die with them or not.
"I'm not going to."
She said: “My use of profanity was completely unnecessary, and I want to apologise to everyone on that plane, especially those that had children aboard.
“We all have our bad moments, um, some are far worse than others, and mine happened to be caught on camera for the whole world to see multiple times."
Now, newly released police bodycam footage shows a man claiming Gomas shoved him.
The unidentified man told police: “I was just sitting right here, and she just come and [demonstrating a shoving motion] pushing me and she [left]."
The man involved said he was 'OK' after the incident and did not press any charges.
Further bodycam footage showed Gomas denying she shoved anyone and laughing off the incident.
“Wait, I assaulted someone?” Gomas said, before adding: “I’m 5’2'', 120 lbs.
“Could I hurt you? How tall are you?”
“You could go to jail for it. You could get ticketed for it,” the officer replied.
Last week, Gomas told the Daily Mail her life had been 'blown up' since the incident.
"It's frightening. Things go viral and everything changes," she told the publication.
"They're staking out my house. They're staking out my neighbours. They're going through my mail."
In her apology video, Gomas said the internet's interest in her life has become 'invasive'.
She said: "While it has been pretty comical for everyone and I have highly enjoyed so many of the memes, on the flip side it was very invasive and unkind.
"I don’t know what I would do without the love and support of my friends and family."