Sharknado star Tara Reid is speaking out after reports claimed she was removed from a Delta flight on Monday.
The 42-year-old left Delta Flight 613 with her dog in one arm, per footage obtained by TMZ. A spokesman for the airline told People the plane was forced back to the gate "due to a customer disturbance on board."
Multiple reports claimed Reid complained about sitting in the aisle instead of the window and lack of leg room. But in a statement posted to Instagram, Reid fired back. "I was taking a flight to N.Y.C. to shoot a movie. I had pre-arranged flight plans to bring my 3-month-old puppy dog with me which is my emotional support dog," she stated. "I had every right to bring my dog. I had doctor and veterinarian legitimate paperwork showing he could travel with me at the time of the flight in question which I showed to the Delta flight crew persons."
She then made a reference to a French bulldog who died in March after a flight attendant put the dog in an overhead bin. She wrote: "The flight attendant wanted me to put my dog in its carry on and in the overhead bin which was an absurd request considering animals cannot breathe in there, let alone an incident such as this one which took place some time ago and that puppy unfortunately died in that very similar overhead bin, therefore I refused to comply with this ridiculous request."
Reid says she switched to a different "dog friendly" airline on arrived safely to NYC as planned.