Maygan Sensenberger doesn’t show up in court, case is adjourned for two days

After causing a disruption on a flight last month, Senator Rod Zimmer, 69, and wife Maygan Sensenberger, 23, became Canada’s newest water-cooler topic. While the incident inspired a wealth of light-hearted musings on the oddities of the couple’s May-December romance in the media, Sensenberger was also charged with causing a public disturbance and endangering the safety of the Air Canada aircraft on which she was traveling to Saskatoon. She is due in court on Tuesday afternoon for her plea.

Sensenberger allegedly started fighting with Zimmer while aboard the aircraft and is said to have threatened to slit his throat and take the plane down. Zimmer has since said he didn’t feel threatened by his wife’s conduct on the plane, and didn’t lay charges.

While her case is being heard in court, Sensenberger has only been allowed to speak to her husband over the phone and on the Internet.

Update: Sensenberger’s case has been adjourned for two days. She was to enter a plea in a Saskatoon domestic violence court on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, her lawyer appeared on her behalf.




Looking for more?

Get the Best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.