Lindsay Lohan's stepmom arrested on charge of interfering with flight crew
In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, "Speed the Plow," during a photocall at the Playhouse Theatre in central London. (Photo by Joel Ryan / Invision / AP)
A coast-to-coast flight was diverted to New Orleans to remove actress Lindsay Lohan's stepmother, authorities said Saturday.
Kate Major-Lohan, who is married to Lindsay Lohan's father, was removed from a JetBlue plane on Wednesday, Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, confirmed in an email.
FBI spokesman Craig Betzebe said she was arrested on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.
JetBlue Airways Corp. spokeswoman Sharon Jones said in an email that Wednesday's Flight 101 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Los Angeles was diverted to New Orleans to remove an "unruly customer" whom she did not identify. She referred further questions to law enforcement.
Major-Lohan's phone number was not immediately available. It was not clear whether she had an attorney who could comment.
Lindsay Lohan's spokeswoman, Kate Driver, said in an email, "We don't comment on clients' personal lives."