Tara Reid is barking back at reports that she was kicked off a Delta flight after causing a “disturbance.”
The actress insists the reason she left the plane headed from Los Angeles to New York on Monday was because Delta wouldn’t let her carry her “emotional support dog,” prompting her to get on a flight with another airline instead.
“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 wrote in a statement posted to Instagram Wednesday morning.
She says the flight attendant then suggested she put the dog in the belly of the plane — an option she passed on as well.
“I gracefully declined and deboarded the plane on my own accord without any incident and as you can see in the video no disturbance took place,” she wrote.
Reid’s statement comes a day after TMZ shared video of a flight attendant talking to the “Sharknado” actress before she gets up and walks toward the exit with the dog in tow. The celebrity gossip site reported at the time that Reid, 42, had caused a commotion after not receiving a window seat as she expected and didn’t get a pillow, and after another passenger reclined the seat in front of her.
Delta, meanwhile, said in a statement that a passenger had been removed from the flight due to a “disturbance.”
“These stories about me being kicked off the plane because of disturbance are completely false,” Reid wrote Wednesday.
Reid contended in her statement that she had pre-arranged to bring the dog aboard her flight, and that she had brought paperwork from a doctor and veterinarian approving the pet to travel with her.
The director of her upcoming movie “The Fifth Boro,” meanwhile, told the Daily News on Tuesday that the Reid’s flight issue occurred because the airline didn’t have space for the dog.