Sept. 30, 2013: Richard Marx arrives at the LA Philharmonic’s Walt Disney Hall 10th Anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES – Richard Marx says that he was not a hero for apparently intervening after an unruly passenger disrupted a Korean Air flight and had to be restrained.
Marx and his wife, Daisy Fuentes, documented the incident on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday. “Here Waiting” singer and Fuentes, former MTV VJ, were married last year.
On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a man sits in the next row of us got crazy and started attacking the flight attendants and passengers. When he started with the pushing of the female staff and attract them by the hair @therichardmarx was the first to help subdue him. This went on for FOUR hours. I feel terrible for the abuse of the staff had to endure, but no one was prepared. They never fully gained control of him. She did not know that the use of the taser and she didn’t know how secure the rope to him (he got loose from their rope restraints 3 times). I will be posting some of the video after our next flight.
Fuentes wrote that her husband was the first to help subdue the man, and Marx, criticized the flight crew for not properly subdue the man.
A Korean Air spokesman confirmed the incident on board the flight from Hanoi to Seoul, and that the pictures on Marx’s Facebook page were shot during the flight. Cho-Hyun Mook said the case was investigated and it turns out that members of the crew reacted in accordance with the policies of the airlines.
Marx placed on a later update says he and Fuentes were safe at home and says that he is not a “big hero” ” but “is exactly what I would hope everyone would do in the same situation.”
The quote from Incheon police, the Yonhap News Agency reported that the passenger was a 34-year-old South Korean man who became drunk after two and a half glasses of strong drink on the flight. Incheon police officials could not be reached for comment.