William Clegg, a 33-year-old banker accused of assaulting five British Airways (BA) cabin crew members in 2019 has been cleared of all charges.
Despite allegations of attempting to headbutt a female flight attendant and pulling to the ground a male cabin crew member, a jury has found Clegg not guilty on all counts, the Evening Standard reported.
Clegg’s barrister Trevor Burke QC argued the 33-year-old’s behaviour on the BA flight from San Jose to Heathrow was caused by a mixture of alcohol and two Ambien pills.
“If somebody told me – or had I read the leaflet – and it said there was a one in a million chance of this happening, I would not have taken the pills,” Clegg said.
Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen, also represented by Burke, in December was found not guilty of assaulting a woman on a BA flight in 2019 after mixing alcohol with Ambien.