This blog post was updated on October 15, 2018.
Things got heated when Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, wouldn’t follow flight protocol and turn her cell phone off enraging fellow passenger, Ellis Belodoff, a 53-year-old from Long Island.
A verbal confrontation ensued with only jabs by Belodoff being reported. In an attempt to get the wealthy woman to turn her phone off, he stood up in the process and didn’t take his seat, also disobeying in-flight rules.
Authorities were contacted by the airline crew once they noticed things getting out of hand but no arrests were made. Both sides were questioned by police where Huffington indicated she may have turned her phone on too early.
Source: USA Today