All United did was ask him to leave the plane. It was a Chicago Department of Aviation security officer (not an employee of United) that may or may not have used excessive force - and that was only after the Dr. had illegally rebordered the plane commiting criminal trespass and created a disturbance that would have anyone ordered off the plane.
Some have claimed the officer was suspended - but in fact he has been placed on paid leave - pending further investigation. Pretty normal response while the facts of the case are determined.
If this "gentleman" has a beef, it is with the City of Chicago.
Yes, United took a brief hit.
That supposed $750 mil "loss" is BS though.
United closed at $70.71 today. Six months ago, United stock was trading at $53.69. This morning, United stock opened at $70.15 after closing at $70.53 yesterday. Funny thing their stock actually went up in value today despite all the "outrage".
So this was just a momentary blip in their "value". Smart money bought when the reactionaries were selling.