Pop duo The Veronicas have disputed the account of their removal from a Sydney plane over an “incredibly intimidating and confusing” cabin baggage dispute, and are taking legal action.
Sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso were asked to leave Qantas QF516, which was bound for Brisbane, on Sunday morning amid an argument with cabin crew.
Australian pop duo The Veronicas are hitting back at Qantas this morning after they were kicked off a plane following a disagreement with the flight crew. @vella_lara #9News pic.twitter.com/Bz3mO0Uyy8
— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) September 22, 2019
Qantas says two passengers refused to follow the cabin crew’s instructions and were “offloaded” before the plane took off.
The Australian Federal Police told AAP officers came on board amid an argument between the two passengers and staff before the women agreed to disembark, with no further issues.
But The Veronicas have hit back at reporting of the cabin baggage incident, which they said was “incredibly intimidating and confusing”.
“The details reported are false and in conflict with video recorded during the event and witness accounts from the flight,” they said on Instagram.
“The incident was escalated without explanation why from the cabin staff. We co-operated with all requests from authorities and exited the aircraft.”
The Veronicas, who caught a later flight to Brisbane, added they were pursuing legal action over the incident and media reports of it.
Police say they’re still looking into the incident.