(Last Updated On: September 17, 2019)

September 17, 2019 South Sudan NEWS PORTAL

Adau Mornyang (born 1994) is a Top Australian model, and beauty pageant finalist of South Sudanese origin. She has become an international advocate against rape victim/blaming culture, particularly in South Sudanese communities.

She spoke out on Facebook about her assault by two men that occurred at age 17 in Adelaide which attracted national media coverage and international on the issue, since then she has spoken of other issues which made news.

Working in the top fashion cities of the world, such as London, Paris and New York Mornyang kept to her goal of becoming a positive role model for her community, using the Miss World platform and the news media to achieve it.

Everything was going well until January 2019.

On a January 21, 2019 United Airlines flight from Melbourne to Los Angeles, Mornyang was involved in a physical altercation with a flight attendant.

Audio was released showing her drunkenly yelling obscenities and racial slurs and abused the airline crew after they investigated complaints about her behavior from fellow passengers.

The incident escalated when she slapped a member of the flight crew and had to be handcuffed by a flight marshal. About two hours before the flight landed, she was allowed to use the restroom, where she stayed for the remainder of the flight.

She was arrested upon the plane’s arrival in Los Angeles.

In March 2019, she was found guilty of a felony charge of interference with a flight crew member and a misdemeanor count of assault by a Los Angeles jury.

At her trial, it was disclosed that she had to be carried out of the plane by air marshals. After her trial, she stated that she did not remember what had happened, but might have mixed prescription drugs with too much alcohol during the flight.

On July 15, 2019, Adau was sentenced to 3 years probation and 100 hours of community services. Alongside, she was to receive mental health counseling and submit to drug tests.

US District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney said he believed Adau was deeply remorseful for the incident and did not deserve to go to prison and that he wanted her to have a wonderful life.

Adau had read a statement that she was currently trying to deal with emotions and anxiety brought on by childhood trauma through proper medical treatment, not drugs and alcohol like she had done earlier in her life

So that was the end. Or was it? 

Search for Adau Mornyang on Google and these are the kind of the headlines you get:

Australian model facing hefty US prison term | Forbes Advocate
Adau Mornyang: Melbourne model faces US jail after …
Aust model facing hefty US prison term | The Canberra Times
‘White-trash b—‘: Aussie model’s outburst on flight – MSN.com
Woman could serve 21 years for assault flight attendant
Aust model turned flight into “nightmare” | The Standard
Australian model sentenced for airline flight disturbance – San …


https://www.mysanantonio.com › news › crime › article › Australian-mode…


Jul 16, 2019 – Australian-South Sudanese model Adau Mornyang checks in … U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney sentenced Adau Mornyang to three years …
Aust model turned flight into “nightmare” | Hunter Valley News


https://www.huntervalleynews.net.au › story › aust-model-turned-flight-into-…
Jul 16, 2019 – Tears streamed down Adau Mornyang’s face as she stood before Judge Cormac Carney in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. The Australian …
These kind of headlines stare at you forever – never to be erased. They are now a permanent part of whoever she will be in future. Not sure how many contracts were canceled because of this…..

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