Steve Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who cursed at passengers, activated the plane’s emergency chute and coasted down the slide (beer in hand) is the center of the media today and as time passes, more and more details are released.
What we didn’t know when we first reported on this story earlier today is that Slater is reportedly a gay, HIV Positive, recovering alcoholic who has been looking after his mother who is reportedly dying from cancer. He now also has the inconvenience of $2500 bail.
It was just announced that Steve Slater is pleading not guilty to the charges, despite the airline insisting someone could have been hurt or killed if the chute opened unexpectedly and crushed someone.
Seems like the ignorant woman passenger who refused to sit down when told is just the straw that broke the camel’s back in this incident. With everything going on in his personal life (if the reports are true) we’re surprised this didn’t happen earlier.
Was Steve Slater wrong to activate the chute and coast down the slide while chugging a beer? Probably. But was the bitch who told him to “f-ck off” and practically forced the bin to crash on his head also wrong? Undoubtedly.
Why isn’t she being arrested? If the plane was still moving when she opened the bin, wasn’t she endangering other passengers?
If someone treated a police officer the way this woman treated the flight attendants, you can bet your ass they would have been punished.
If you ask us, she was the one out of control, not Steve. No wonder she hasn’t shown her face yet. We’d be hiding like a coward too if we were in her position!