A FORMER erotic actress was forcibly retrained on a flight after flying into a drunken rage when refused alcohol
Harlee McBride, married to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actor Richard Belzer, was fined £19,700 after her sozzled antics.
McBride, 67, was travelling on an flight from New York to France, when her outburst forced the plane to make an emergency landing.
The actress, who is best known for her role in erotic 1970s movie Young Lady Chatterly, was tied to her chair using plastic restraints after staff could not subdue her.
The actress was flying home with Air France after attending a funeral with her brother.
After consuming two drinks prior to boarding, she is said to have got into an argument with staff after they refused to serve her more booze.
The captain of the Boeing 777 decided to make an emergency landing at Gander International Airport, Newfoundland, where McBride was taken into custody.
At a court hearing in the city, McBride pleaded guilty to international interference with the performance of the flight crew.
The court heard how the airport received a report about an "unruly intoxicated female".
She was absent for the hearing, and was represented by her lawyer Ellen O'Gorman.
McBride was fined £2,078 for an international emergency landing, £1,700 for plane servicing, and £10,524 for fuel.
Judge Harold Porter fined her an extra £5,397.
The actress, who played an Air France stewardess in film Raid on Entebbe, also forced 13 crew members into overtime due to her drunken antics.
But she did claim her behaviour was in part reacting to "inappropriate behaviour" from a man seated next to her.
The court was told a food tray fell to the floor during the heated exchange, but McBride denied she threw it.
She still accepted full responsibility for the diversion.
Her lawyer said McBride, who has since flown with Air France after the incident in 2014, described it as a "blip".
Ms O'Gorman said: "When she looks back, she's glad to put an end to this, pay the fine and get on with her life."
"This is just a blip."