Former NHL player sues American Airlines, claiming assault by flight attendant

Sep 13, 2021

A former NHL hockey player has sued American Airlines, claiming he "was the victim of an unprovoked battery" by a flight attendant before a trip in July.

Jean-Francois Jomphe, who played parts of four seasons in the NHL for three teams, said he was flying from Kansas City to Phoenix on July 22 when flight attendant Mario Labault "hit Jomphe very hard on his left shoulder, telling him to remove his foot from the bulkhead wall," according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in central California.

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