New Too Hot To Handle cast members fined £3k for abusing staff on flight home from filming
Three cast members were arrested, and one told cabin crew to ‘look up who my mum is’
Three cast members from the upcoming series of Netflix dating show Too Hot To Handle have been fined £3,000 for abusing British Airways staff on the flight back from filming for the show.
29-year-old Matthew Mawhinney told staff to “look up who my mum is” after being refused alcohol on the flight back from the Turks and Caicos Islands where they had been filming season two, which is being released in the summer. Mawhinney is the son of a former attorney general, Baroness Scotland.
He was arrested alongside two other cast members from season two who were on the same flight, 28-year-old Harry Johnson and 23-year-old Beaux Greenslade. According to reports, the three of them were spotted “downing margaritas” in Miami, awaiting their connecting flight to Heathrow.
Cabin crew had asked them to tone down their behaviour, as they were seen “kissing and behaving intimately” during the flight. According to a witness, people believed they were “going to perform a sex act” in their seats. It is then said that they began to behave aggressively and were reminded to wear face masks and refused any more alcohol.
In court it was heard that Matthew Mawhinney said to a member of the crew: “Go and fucking look up who my mum is – Baroness Scotland, I’m a gold card holder – go and get me a drink.” He had received a written warning from the captain, which he then screwed up and threw across the cabin. The court also heard that during the flight, Mawhinney got into the aisle and started doing press-ups, despite the fasten seat belt sign being on.
Beaux Greenslade is said to have began to get abusive when she was refused any more alcoholic drinks on the flight. She told the stewardesses: “Take my fucking tray away, don’t you know I’m a fucking secretary, I will take your job away from you.” When a fellow passenger attempted to intervene, she told them to “shut up you fucking cunt”.
Harry Johnson called a staff member a “bitch” when she refused him alcohol.
In court, Mawhinney, Greenslade and Johnson all admitted to failing to obey the lawful commands of a pilot for refusing to put on a face mask and a further count of using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour. In a letter to the court, Mahwinney apologised and said he is “deeply ashamed” of his behaviour, adding: “This is the most shameful and embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me. I make no attempt to excuse what happened.”
Each defendant was fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £500 each to two cabin crew members. They were also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £150 and £85 costs for their abusive behaviour. They were ordered to pay a further £100 for refusing to put on their masks when told to by the captain.
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