A 50 year old woman claiming to be a lawyer has been arrested for a sweary rant at staff on a flight from Mumbai to London.
Simone O'Broin (reported to also be known as Simone Burns) was a business class passenger on an Air India flight from Mumbai to London last Saturday, when she launched into the tirade, which was captured on video. O'Broin told the cabin crew that she is an "international criminal lawyer for the Palestinian people". She walked up to one crew member and said "I work for all you fucking people. The fucking Rohingyas, the fucking people of all Asia". She slurred "I don't get any money for it by the way. But you won't give me a fucking glass of wine, is that correct?"
O'Broin claimed to be the "leader of the fucking boycott movement - If I say boycott fucking Air India - done!" She continued "Do you understand me? You can't give me a wee bottle of wine?"
When a crew member told O'Broin to calm down, she jumped up and down and shouted "I'm a fucking international criminal lawyer and barrister. You will be pissed on in court". The silver-tongue charmer squared up to a female member of staff and then called her an "Indian fucking money-grabbing bastard", before screaming "I''ll tear your insides out, you stupid fucking c*nt".
In a second video, O'Broin demonstrated her ranting stamina as she raged "I'm a human rights lawyer. You think I'm scared and you threaten me with bollocks." She added somewhat cryptically "Irish Republican Army, you'll be fucking shot" and mimicked a gun sign. She also railed at fellow passengers for not "standing up against injustice".
Armed police officers escorted O'Broin off the plane when it landed in Heathrow. She was arrested but released after investigation.
It has been reported that O'Broin studied international law and trained as a lawyer in the UK, before working in Palestine. According to reports, the film was taken when she was on her way home from a two month holiday in Goa. Although O'Broin claimed to be a barrister, neither the Bar of England or Wales, Northern Ireland or Ireland had a record of a barrister with the name Simone O'Broin or Simone Burns.
The oratory skills of this supposed human rights lawyer can be seen here (NSFW):