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An Australian model has avoided going to jail for more than two decades over the drunken assault of a flight attendant.
Adau Mornyang was flying from Melbourne to Los Angeles in January this year and had ordered a couple of wines during the journey.
But when she was cut off, she started 'yelling obscenities and racial slurs and flailing her arms'.
A Current Affair managed to get some audio of the incident, where the former Miss World Australia contestant screamed: "You need to shut the f**k up and tolerate whatever f**king bulls**t you are getting ya b***h.
"Don't you ever dare come up to me and tell me, 'oh you are disturbing everybody else.' Right now I am disturbing everybody else because of f**king you, you f**king white trash b***h.
"I am a black African woman who is unstable...who needs to be controlled."
She eventually slapped one of the flight attendants and that's when air marshals arrested her. Mornyang was also accused of kicking one of the marshals.
Incredibly, she was facing up to 21 years behind bars for the felony charge of interference with a flight crew member and a misdemeanour count of assault.
But in court she admitted she was deeply remorseful and explained she was receiving treatment for anxiety and depression caused by trauma she experienced as a child.
"I've learned to deal with my emotions and trauma in a proper way," Mornyang told the judge.
"I'll do what it takes to prove to the world that I am not that woman."
Prosecutors felt the remorseful statement shouldn't impact her sentencing but US District Judge Cormac J. Carney said: "The trial process was punishment in and of itself. I want you to have a wonderful life.
"I hope I never see you again."
She's been sentenced to 100 hours of community service as well as submit to drug tests and receive mental health counselling during the three year probation period.
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