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Marlon Wayans Claims He’s Being Targeted Due To Race In Airline Dispute

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Marlon Wayans claims race is a factor in his pending dispute with United Airlines. According to the Associated Press, the 51-year-old says he’s being unfairly prosecuted for disturbing the peace after an incident at the Denver airport earlier this year.

In a court filing on Thursday (Oct. 19), Wayans requested that the case be formally dismissed. In June, he was cited after a gate agent told him he could not get on a flight to Kansas City with three bags. The employee allegedly attempted to physically block Wayans from boarding after he consolidated to comply with airline policy.

The court filing claims the gate agent kept allowing white passengers with three bags to board the flight, asserting 140 people boarded the flight, it said, many with three bags and oversized bags. In their own statement, the employee claimed Wayans “shoved” “pushed” or “elbowed” past them to enter the aircraft before being asked to deplane. Wayans and his legal team deny this occurred.



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“The City of Denver’s position is an affront to constitutional and social equity principles,” Wayans’ lawyers explained. City Attorney Kerry Tipper informed AP that her office does not offer comments on pending cases.

In June, United Airlines released a statement saying “In Denver on Friday, a customer who had been told he would have to gate-check his bag instead pushed past a United employee at the jetbridge and attempted to board the aircraft,” per ET.

At the time of the initial incident, the comedian shared a video on social media describing his unsatisfactory experience.

“@united gotta do better. Don’t call me and defend an employee for targeting me. This incident needs to be remedied. I ain’t resting until i am compensated correctly for this severe inconvenience. Bro a liar,” wrote the Air star.

An additional post shows Wayans comfortably seated on an American Airlines flight in route to his intended destination.



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