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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

A Hollywood actor had an unexpected layover in Phoenix Monday night.

US Airways said they booted Brandon T. Jackson off a flight because of his bad behavior.

The story doesn't end there.

According to comments Jackson posted on Twitter, he was upset because a flight attendant called him the n-word.

US Airways denies the allegation that racial slurs were used during the incident with the 29-year-old.

They said Jackson, who'd been drinking on the New York City to Phoenix flight, lost it when they stopped serving him alcohol.

The "Tropic Thunder" star sent out 21 tweets Monday regarding his experience.

The first reads, "US AIRWAYS their so racist they said i don"t care if you're Obama's son get in your seat!!"

Jackson then asked the media to pick up his story, tweeting, "they called me the N-word."

US Airways issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

"We've spoken with the crewmembers involved and they deny any use of the N word or racist slurs with Mr. Jackson. Customer was disruptive and our crew made the right decision to stop serving him alcohol…this is in line with federal regulations and our policies. US Airways fully supports the actions of the crew in this situation. Bad behavior is never tolerated onboard – by anyone. Our crews' main mission is to maintain a safe operation while in the air and they do it well. The disruptive behavior started with loud music being played by Mr. Jackson at his seat.  He was asked several times to turn down the music. Additional erratic behavior was observed and that is when the crew made the decision to stop serving. If the crew determines to no longer serve alcohol to a customer, then their decision is definitive at that point. This is really a case of a customer creating a disruption onboard and our crew responding appropriately."

After the plane landed for a connector flight from Phoenix to Burbank, around 7:30 Monday night, police met Jackson at the gate and he tweeted, "The cops are questioning me this is ridiculous ... Please help."

Phoenix police told CBS5 News, because of his unruly in-flight behavior Jackson wasn't allowed on a continuing flight and they escorted him out of the terminal.

They determined no crime had been committed and let Jackson go.

He sent out a final tweet around midnight that reads, "Going to sleep what a whack day joy comes in the morning!!! God bless guys thanks for the support ...guys."

Jackson's Twitter account has been silent since then.

CBS 5 News reached out to Jackson, through Twitter, but we haven't heard back.

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