HBO Exec Angry, Litigious Over Missing Obama's Speech

Sheila Nevins, HBO documentary films president and overall entertainment industry big shot, was very mad she couldn't watch Obama's inauguration live from her first class airplane seat. But were the cops and lawyers necessary?

Nevins and her husband, Sidney Koch, booked first class Delta seats and were headed to Sundance when Obama was scheduled to speak. But Delta told them they could watch the speech in the air! Then, tragedy:

But shortly after takeoff, many of the television monitors in first class failed, including Ms. Nevins' monitor, [their attorney] said...

"Sidney had been watching Obama's speech and a couple times when President Obama was speaking, the airplane pilot made a public address interrupting Obama's speech," said Jean Frost, an assistant executive director at the Directors Guild, who was also in first class. "Sidney got very upset at that happening and went to talk to the stewardess."

Ms. Frost said that Mr. Koch eventually admitted he lost his temper, for which he apologized.

Haha, but the flight crew was like fuck that, and they had Port Authority police officers waiting for the "verbally abusive" Nevins and Koch, and when they arrived they were detained and questioned! Then they were released, but now they might sue Delta & Co. for being so mean and calling the cops.

Next time maybe watch the speech at home if you really want to see it? [The Caucus; pic via]