Stephen Amell is ‘very ashamed’ that he got kicked off a flight for screaming at his wife

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Back in June, there was an incident involving a Delta Airlines flight, Canadian actor Stephen Amell, his wife Cassandra Jean and what sounded like a bottle of tequila. According to witnesses, a completely drunk Amell was loudly fighting with his wife on the plane. When he was asked to simply stop being so loud and disruptive, he refused and then he was escorted off the plane and his wife just continued on without him. Amell came across as an abusive drunk, even in his tweets denying parts of the story. Now, more than two months later, Amell is speaking out about what happened and how sorry he is.

Canadian actor Stephen Amell has opened up about the “shame” he feels after a drunken incident on a Delta Airlines flight in June, when he was removed for getting loud during an argument with wife, Cassandra Jean.

“I mean, maybe I destroyed my entire life, my entire career? So, I think, ultimately, very ashamed of it, trying to make amends for it, specifically with my wife,” he said during an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of the “Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum” podcast.

“I had too many drinks, and I had too many drinks in a public place, and I got on a plane. I was pissed off about something else that had nothing to do with Cass, my wife, and I picked a fight. Just picked a fight because I wanted to be loud and upset.” The “Arrow” actor said that in addition to being “too loud” he was probably dropping a few “f-bombs” as he argued with his spouse. Amell admitted that Cassandra didn’t engage in the “argument,” but did warn him that he’d likely be kicked off the plane, which was still at the gate, if he didn’t lower his voice.

“Honestly, I can’t even remember what I was upset about, which was indicative of two things,” he continued. “Handle your liquor. I had too many drinks, right? And B, it clearly wasn’t important. I was just upset and wanted to be upset and sure enough after [Cass] said this, a guy came by and said, ‘Sir, you have to keep your voice down, please.’

“I’m actually, frankly, like deeply ashamed of it,” he stated. “I feel like I went the better part of 10 years without being an a–hole in public. I was an a–hole in public.”

Just 10 minutes after quieting down, he was asked to leave the plane, with Amell assuming another passenger complained about his behavior. “I was focusing. I’m staring out the window. I wasn’t gonna say a word for the next two and a half hours. And [the flight attendant] said, ‘We’ll collect your things. We’ll talk about it at the top of the entranceway. And I went ‘OK.’ But what if I just casually, flippantly, not being in sound mind and body, offer like a quick passive f–k off — and all of a sudden I’m in these bracelets?”

[From Page Six]

If Cassandra wasn’t engaging in the “argument,” then it wasn’t an argument. It was Amell being drunk and screaming at her in a public setting. And notice how he emphasizes that this is the first time he was this much of an a–hole IN PUBLIC. I do wonder what he’s like privately and what Cassandra puts up with. I hope she’s okay and I genuinely hope this was an incident which caused him to reflect about his drinking and how he treats his wife. I found it kind of chilling how blase he is about the fact that he “can’t remember” why he was mad, but he knows he decided to take it out on his wife.

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  1. Ferdinand says:

    I have a love hate relationship with him. Loved the first couple of seasons of Arrow. He comes very charming when doing promos and Comic Cons, but somehow I’ve always thought there’s something off about him. Not in a bad way but I believe he’s very control freak and likes things to go his way all the time.

    I’ve started watching his new show and though wrestling is not my thing, is a decent show about brother on brother rivalry.

  2. Anners says:

    Way too many red flags. If you’re comfortable picking a fight in public, being loud, rude, and aggressive, then how comfortable are you with bad behaviour when no one is looking? His main concern seems to be being seen as an a$$hole in public, not with his alcohol consumption or the way he treats his wife. Pass. I will continue to not support work that he’s in. This was a non-apology

    • I was married to someone like this. Sometimes what happens as they get older is the mask they wear to the public starts to slip and they let things like this out. There is NO WAY in holy hell that this is the first time he has acted this way. Look at his wife’s resigned and despairing reaction and her trying to calm him down. She’s not shocked, she’s used to this. He even say’s it’s HER that calmed him down. Nice of him to give that public accolade, but I bet you she had hell to pay after that plane landed.

  3. MF1 says:

    Yikes, this is bad. Anyone who acts like this after drinking has a drinking problem. (And probably other problems I’m not qualified to diagnose.)

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ laurencanyoner : Agreed. It could be that he just happened to behave badly in public this one time . But it’s also possible that his bad behavior in public is an indicator of much bad behavior in private. I also question his “I had too much tequila” comment. That’s powerful stuff and multiple shots before a flight is not a good idea. There was a country song called “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” from the perspective of a sympathetic husband about his wife’s Girls Night Out adventures.

  4. Izzy says:

    So he’s sorry for his lousy public behavior and how it’s impacted his image, but not for how he treated his wife. Okay.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    He was talking a lot of sh** and making excuses when the initial story came out. What changed?

  6. Renee says:

    I have no idea who this person is but he sounds like a real jerk.

  7. Roo says:

    Sounds like his management and PR got through to him about how his behavior and his subsequent efforts to minimize it have hurt his image and his career. Call me cynical, but I don’t buy his apology tour.

  8. WithTheAmerican says:

    He opens with a whine about what this did to him. That was the only concern he has.

  9. SlipKeenNot says:

    My sister is from the ArrowVerse fandom, she said his antics were always known like humiliating his wife in public, flirting with his co-star, live-streaming drunk, posing with Confederate statues etc but apart from this bubble no major outlet report it.
    I doubt he is hard on cash but without CW, he can’t cleanup his antics like before.

    • Debbie says:

      Posing with CONFEDERATE statues? Wow. To me it always says something when whites from other countries (in this case Canada) go out of their way to identify with American oppressors, or wear blackface make-up, etc. Then, they always say, “Oh, I didn’t know about its history.” Sure, Jan. Never heard of him before, but I’m sure there will be future examples of jerk-like behavior, if not worse.

    • Moxylady says:

      He’s really good friend with Jared Padalecki from Supernatural if I’m not mistaken. I’m side eyeing him now. He straight up bullies mischa Collins and everyone acts like it’s funny and fun and adorable puppy dog guy behavior.

  10. KissMyA**23 says:

    To me, this is sad. He should have come out and said this in the first place. It took him 2 1/2 months? Really? And we all know it’s just because he has a show to promote on Starz (or whatever channel).

    I loved him in Arrow. And I used to follow him on SM. Sad thing is, he owns a wine company. How does it look for a man who owns said company to (maybe) have a drinking problem? Not good. I really hope he doesn’t.

    I hope his wife is ok. Then again, I’ve read some nasty stories about her too… maybe they’re meant for each other?

  11. Oh wow! His wife is the girl from America’s Next Top Model who left because she refused to get the Mia Farrow haircut. After everything we’ve learned recently about how toxic that show was, it sounds like she went from a toxic reality show to a toxic husband. I hope she finds the strength to leave him.

  12. Emma says:

    Ahhh just like my worst ex. Would lose his temper and scream at me in the middle of a shopping mall with zero filter. I would just stand there shocked and silent. He was terrible in private too but he also enjoyed losing it in public and terrorizing and humiliating me.

  13. Laura says:

    Men are (mostly) trash.

  14. Nicole says:

    In other words he’s a functional daily drinker, but he’s not ready to admit that he has a problem. His wife has tools to deal with him when he’s like this. I’m gonna guess that she is VERY familiar with type of behavior and has a system in place that works for her when he gets belligerent.

  15. FHMom says:

    He sounds like a gem. Run, Cassandra, run.

  16. Jessica says:

    My ex once started going off on me in an airport because the FA said his bag was too big to be a carry on. I just kind of stood there, taking it, because I knew if I said anything, it’d make him worse. Some random passenger also waiting for the flight had to walk up to him and tell him to get it together before they kicked him off the flight. Only then, did he shut up and stew silently. This guys wife absolutely sees worse in private, hopefully she’s able to get away.

  17. Molly says:

    Oh my god, I thought Cassandra looked familiar, so I looked at her Wikipedia. She was on America’s Next Top Model! They gave her a pixie cut!

  18. theotherViv says:

    whoa, wait did he say Handle Your Liquor? As if he‘s not an alcoholic?

  19. Yonati says:

    He was caught in the act, that’s all. He starts his televised apology tour by setting the scene in detail. Not the scene in the airplane, but the scene for the few days prior to getting on the plane!! POS