A BBC News report says that Ellen is initiating legal action against the airline for "wrongful termination". Delta has repeatedly declined to comment on what it calls "internal employee matters," and a Delta spokesperson reiterated this position on Wednesday, the BBC report said. The spokesperson did confirm that there were "very clear rules" attached to the unauthorized use of Delta branding, including uniforms.
This now has all the makings of a major public communication issue for Delta. In a post on her blog yesterday afternoon, Ellen says: "If you are a member of the press, please email me at [address] and I will forward you my PR firm’s contact info." She has a PR firm!
Observing developments with keen interest.
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UPDATE 17 November: See post More than meets the eye in Delta employee blogger case.