Michael Colyar Lawyers Up to Battle United Airlines

The Barbershop comedian says the airline booted him off a flight because he is Black.

Posted: 09/06/2011 11:35 AM EDT
Michael Colyar

Comedian Michael Colyar is ready to fight the unfriendly skies.


TMZ is reporting that the Barbershop TV series star hired one of Rodney King’s lawyers to rep him in a discrimination suit against United Airlines. Colyar maintains his race was a factor when flight attendants kicked him off a United flight at Dulles International Airport in Virginia last week.


Colyar’s new lawyer Milton Grimes, who repped King after the 1991 videotaped police beating, won King a $3.8 million settlement in the case that helped spark the infamous L.A. riots.


Looks like Colyar might be looking for a similar payday or at least a similar court case victory for his injustice.

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