Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) as she arrived at London's Heathrow airport on a trans-Atlantic flight. Love had been "verbally abusive" to cabin crew during a Virgin
Former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love was arrested today (Feb. 4) as she arrived at London's Heathrow airport on a trans-Atlantic flight. Love had been "verbally abusive" to cabin crew during a Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles, a spokesperson for the airline said.
TV channel Sky News showed pictures of Love being escorted by two officers from the plane to a police van parked on the runway. She smiled sheepishly at the camera and covered her face with her hand before getting into the back of the van.
"She was verbally abusive toward our cabin crew and disruptive," Virgin Atlantic's director of corporate affairs Paul Moore said. The flight from Los Angeles landed at around 11 a.m. local time.
London's Metropolitan Police said a 38-year-old woman had been arrested for disruptive behavior and endangering an aircraft. She was being questioned by officers at Heathrow after reports of a passenger "being generally disruptive, using abusive language, and refusing to sit down and put her belt on," a spokesman said. No one on the Boeing 747, which carried 201 passengers and 20 crew, was injured in the incident.
Love is in London to attend a fund-raising event at the city's Old Vic theater tomorrow. As previously reported, the event will boast performances from Elton John, actor Kevin Spacey, and others.
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