Former Playboy Model Goes Viral For Fight On Delta Flight

By Quintin Soloviev - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

An unruly passenger who assaulted an 80-year-old man on a Delta flight over the holidays has been identified as a former Playboy model.

Patricia Cornwall, who appeared in Playboy videos in the mid-1990’s and did stints on “Baywatch” and “Married… with Children,” went viral after getting into a violent confrontation on a Dec. 23 flight from Tampa to Georgia.  

Cornwall was arrested when the plane landed in Atlanta and spent Christmas in jail, until she posted $20,000 bail on Monday for causing an altercation that “lead to the injury of fellow passengers and Delta employees.”

According to court records, the fight broke out after Cornwall used the restroom at the rear end of the plane and a beverage cart was blocking the aisle. When she asked the flight attendant for help getting to her seat, the Delta employee told her to take an available one until drink service was complete.

“What am I, Rosa Parks?” Cornwall responded, when an 80-year-old male passenger snarked that she “isn’t black,” they weren’t in Alabama, and “this isn’t a bus.” Cornwall then stood over him and demanded he put his mask on, despite hers being off. 

“Stand your a*s up!” she screamed. “Stand your a*s up!” 

“Sit down, Karen!” he quipped back. “You’re a g*****n, Karen. Sit down!”

After the intense back and forth Cornwall struck the man in the face. “Now you’re going to jail,” he shouted. “That’s assault. You’re going to jail. As soon as we get to Atlanta, you’re going to jail.”

He called her a “Karen” again and she spit in his face. “Now you spit on me, now you’re double going to jail,” he responded.

The encounter was caught on video by a bystander and went viral with more than 8.5 million views. Watch the fight:

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