(WXYZ) — A metro Detroit family is suing American Airlines for discrimination after the airline kicked them off the flight following body odor complaints.
The incident happened in January of last year.
Yossi Adler, his wife, and their 19-month daughter said they were booted from their American Airlines flight that night.
"All of a sudden, as soon as they took us off, they closed the gate and then they said, 'Sorry, sir, some people complained you had body odor and we're not letting you back on,'" Adler told WPLG back in January.
The Adlers said they had no body odor and actually asked people in the airport if they smelled. Yossi told WPLG that he wants to know the real reason they were forced off the plane.
American Airlines released this statement defending their decision to remove the family:
The Adler family was asked to deplane after multiple passengers and our crew members complained about Mr. Adler’s body odor. The decision was made out of concern for the comfort of our other passengers. Our team members took care of the family and provided hotel accommodations and meals, and rebooked them on a flight to Detroit the next morning. None of the decisions made by our team in handling this sensitive situation were based on the Adler’s religion.
Read the full lawsuit below: