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1. “Incredibly intimidating and confusing.” The Veronicas release statement after reports they were kicked off a flight.
Pop duo The Veronicas have explained their removal from a Sydney Qantas plane over an “incredibly intimidating and confusing” cabin baggage dispute, and are taking legal action.
Sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso were reportedly asked to leave Qantas QF516, which was bound for Brisbane, on Sunday morning amid a disagreement with cabin crew.
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.
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But The Veronicas have responded to reports 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.
2. Man and woman accused of killing Danielle Easey will remain behind bars.
A man and woman charged over the death of Danielle Easey, whose body was found wrapped in plastic in a NSW Hunter creek, will remain behind bars for at least another month after being refused bail.