A former flight attendant of Oprah Winfrey’s private jet has sued the talk show host, claiming she was wrongfully fired over allegations that she engaged in sexual activity with the pilot while in-flight.
Corrine Gehrls claims two other flight attendants – Myron Gooch and Kirby Bumpus, who is the daughter of Oprah’s best friend Gayle King – conspired to get her fired by falsely telling Winfrey that she and pilot Terry Pansing “had been observed having inappropriate intimate contact outside the cockpit of the plane.”
Also, Gehrls is turning the tables. She is claiming that Oprah turned the blind eye when Gayle allegedly hopped into bed with Gooch back in 2008 while taking a flight from Canary Island to Chicago.
Gehrls, 39, of New Hampshire, vehemently denies the allegations and is seeking more than $300,000 in damages in a wrongful-termination and defamation lawsuit.