Stone's air rage story not true

LOS ANGELS: Sharon Stone's high-powered publicist has blasted reports his client was involved in an air rage controversy in Utah at the weekend (03-05Jul09), insisting the police who met her at Salt Lake City Airport were hired by her.

Stone was returning to Los Angeles from an Independence Day trip to see her father in Montana and press reports suggest she found herself in trouble during a row with a flight attendant over her luggage.

The actress allegedly took offence when she learned she had to have a bag checked against her will.

One fellow passenger on the flight from Kalispell, Montana to Salt Lake City states, "She made a scene during the entire flight."

Stone was reportedly detained by authorities in Utah before boarding her flight to Los Angeles.

But the actress' publicist Paul Bloch insists the whole story is a misunderstanding - and it was his client who was the victim of an air rage attack.

Block states the attendant took exception to Stone's baggage requirements and shouted at her.

He says, "She was not detained by police."