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Actor Sues Airlines After Getting Little Finger Stuck in Seat

Actor Sues Airlines After Getting Little Finger Stuck in Seat
Ryan Boyd

Stephen Keys, an actor who was in Soul Plane and Hannah Montana, is suing American Airlines and SkyWest in relation to a December 5 incident in which his pinky finger allegedly got snagged in a hole beneath the armrest of his seat for nearly an hour.

“Dozens of passengers became aware of Mr. Keys’ perilous condition, causing his dire situation to become a humiliating public spectacle. By the end of it all, he remained entrapped in this nightmarish condition, suffering for nearly an hour,” the lawsuit says, in part.

SkyWest, the airline aboard which the incident took place, is one of many airlines that partners with American Airlines.

To read more on this story, go to USA Today.

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View Comments (11)


  1. chitownjeff

    December 13, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    How did Lord Baelish get stuck in a seat?

  2. drphun

    December 14, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Definitely, if you are concerned about the humiliation of dozens of passengers becoming aware of this situation, make sure you file a lawsuit so many more become aware of it!

  3. Shareholder

    December 14, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Z-list actor needs $s, stupidly manages to do something millions of other fliers have never done in that seat, sues. Only in Turmp’s America!

  4. donna538

    December 14, 2018 at 6:11 am

    I guess if your not making it as an actor, you do stupid things and sue to make money. And there is no need to put up the armrest in an RJ’s first class to put on your seatbelt.

  5. brobin

    December 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Snowflake doesn’t know what pain and humiliation really are – but knows how to create a situation for a payout!

    @Shareholder: What’s Trump got to do with this? You think stupid lawsuits only started two years ago? You may not like Trump but you look as foolish as you would think of others if the same comment was made about Obama three years ago. Most politicians, Dem & Rep, are lawyers (which Trump is not) and neither side will enact meaningful tort reform. Get Congress to pass tort reform and then, if Trump won’t sign it, you can blame him.

  6. philemer

    December 14, 2018 at 10:27 am

    poor finger–hope he has disability ins. 🙂

  7. jrpallante

    December 14, 2018 at 10:44 am

    I hope it wasn’t his favorite nose-picking finger!

  8. HomerJay

    December 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Flying coach on Skywest is embarrassment and humiliation enough.

  9. okcitychris

    December 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    You mean I could’ve sued for this? Happened to me a couple years ago. If I’d have sued, I could’ve prevented it from happening to someone else… Instead, I just embraced the attention and thanks to a couple of fellow passengers I was able to “unattach” myself from the seat and learned not to be so overzealous when raising the armrest.

  10. southbeachbum

    December 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Since when does an actor not want attention?

  11. IanFromHKG

    December 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Good grief – he bruised his little finger and he can’t play with his children or drive? Seriously?? I cannot imagine any little finger injury short of galloping gangrene that would prevent that

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