For some reason, Dr. Phil is blaring in my house and while I’m usually good at tuning his Texas accent out, I find I’m catching bits of the show today. Dr. Phil’s ‘special’ guest is Kyla Ebbert, the girl who was asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight because her outfit was too skimpy. She’s on the show with her lawyer to draw publicity to her unfortunate experience, and after a representative from Southwest Airlines came on the show and apologized, she accepted the apology and insisted she wouldn’t go on any more TV shows to gain publicity.
However, her lawyer would not agree to not sue Southwest Airlines. Huh? Sue? Just what are the damages? Ebbert claims that her publicity-hoarding and lawsuit threats are in an attempt to make sure this kind of embarrassment doesn’t happen to anyone else, and I think it’s a pretty safe bet that it won’t. I’m not a fan of Dr. Phil, but he did put both she and her lawyer in their place so for that I applaud him. .