Flight attendant suing pastor Joel Osteen’s wife for pre-flight assault

A civil trial pitting a Continental Airlines flight attendant against the wife of Joel Osteen, America’s most popular preacher, began Wednesday in Houston, Texas.

In the suit, the flight attendant, Sharon Brown, is accusing Victoria Osteen of shoving her against an airplane bathroom door and elbowing her in the left breast before a 2005 flight from Houston to Vail. The dispute was allegedly over a stain on Ms. Osteen’s first-class seat.

Although the FAA has already fined Ms. Osteen $3,000 for interfering with a crew member, Ron Hardin, Ms. Osteen’s lawyer, denies her client did anything wrong. “This is a very silly case,” he says.

If she wins the suit, Ms. Brown wants only an apology from Ms. Osteen . No, I’m kidding– she actually wants ten percent of her net worth too.

I’d take an elbow to the left breast for that.

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