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Saturday 12 July 2014

Actor Jackson kicked off US flight

US Airways denies crew members used racial slurs against actor Brandon T Jackson (AP)

US Airways denies crew members used racial slurs against actor Brandon T Jackson, who was kicked off a flight because of unruly behaviour.

The 29-year-old had been drinking on the New York City-to-Phoenix flight and became upset when flight attendants stopped serving him alcohol.

The Tropic Thunder actor sent out 21 tweets about the experience and says a flight attendant "called me the N-word".

Police escorted Brandon out of the terminal at Sky Harbour International Airport.

US Airways spokesman Andrew Christie says crew members "deny any use of the N-word or racist slurs with Mr Jackson".

A call for comment to Creative Artists Agency and ML Management, who represent Brandon, was not immediately returned.

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