Russell Brand accused of 'causing a scene', storming off Aussie flight over seating

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 24: Russell Brand speaks onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Aerosmith at West Hall at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
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Comedian Russell Brand has been accused of throwing a temper tantrum on a Qantas flight over seating arrangements and storming off the plane. 

Jordan Trevis, who claims to have been a fellow passenger with Brand, claimed the British star was "rude" and complained about being seated too close to other people. 

"He gets on and he's being a bit rude. He was complaining about the plane and how close he had to sit to someone else," Trevis told the West Australian, as reported on by the Daily Mail

"He started complaining about the seat and the quality, it wasn't what he was expecting." 

Trevis claims Brand took his bag to the bathroom before exiting the plane while it was still on the runway. 

"He was causing a bit of a scene. They [the flight attendants] weren't too happy with him, he was clearly being a bit rude," Trevis added. 

Brand's alleged outburst comes after his decision to cancel a sold-out show of his Recovery Live! Tour in Perth due to coronavirus concerns. 

Brand apologised for the cancellation on Twitter but said he wasn't happy with the risk to himself or his audience after there was a case of coronavirus confirmed in someone who had recently attended a show.