After a five-hour delay, Obioma and her children boarded another flight, the Post reported. However, her children missed scheduled appointments, costing her more money, according to the complaint.
"Ms. Obioma watched her minor children marched out of the aircraft like criminals, confused and perplexed and she slumped," the lawsuit charges. "She sobbed uncontrollably for a long time."
"United has no legitimate reason or justification to remove (Obioma) from the flight but for racial prejudice and insulted (her) by stating that Ms. Obioma stank," according to the lawsuit.
United Airlines representatives said they had no comment.
“We have not yet been served with this suit and due to the pending litigation involved in this matter, we’re unable to provide further comment,” a spokesman for the airline said in an emailed statement to ABC News.