Woman dragged off Southwest flight speaks out

Posted at 6:41 AM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 09:38:26-04

The woman who was dragged off a Southwest flight at Baltimore-Washington International Airport last week said she was the victim of sexism, racial profiling and police brutality, according to a statement from her attorney.

Anila Daulatzai, a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, was on a plane headed to Los Angeles when she was forcefully removed.

The airline said it was because Daulatzai claimed to have a life-threatening allergy to animals and demanded that two dogs on board be removed from the flight.

But according to Daulatzia, she never said her allergy was life-threatening and never asked that the dogs be removed.

Daulatzai said Maryland Transportation Authority police accused her of lying about being pregnant and made racist remarks about immigrants. She also said she was injured while being removed.

According to MDTA police, the officers acted professionally and within guidelines.

Daulatzai will give an exclusive interview Thursday only on "Good Morning America."