A flight attendant who worked on Oprah Winfrey‘s private jet has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired over false allegations she had sex on the talk show diva’s plane.
Former Oprah flight attendant Corrine Gehrls filed a lawsuit on Friday claiming two other flight attendants conspired to get her fired. Gehrls alleges the twoÂ other employees – one of whom is Gayle King‘s daughter – told Oprah Winfrey she had engaged in “inappropriate intimate behavior” aboard Winfrey’s private plane. Gehrls claims the allegations are lies.
According to court documents filed by Corrine Gehrls, Myron Gooch and Kirby Bumpus wanted her and pilot Terry Pansing fired over workplace disputes. Gehrls claims the two conspired to lie to Oprah Winfrey about an alleged sexual encounter between her and the married pilot on Winfrey’s private plane. Gehrls and Pansing were both fired a short time later.
Gehrls and Pansing both reportedly passed lie detector tests following the incident, but were not given their jobs back. Gehrls is seeking over $75,000 in damages from Harpo Inc., Myron Gooch and Gayle King’s daughter, Kirby Bumpus.