Celebrity The Gifford Mess, Again By People Staff Published on February 15, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email A flight attendant whose affair with sportscaster Frank Gifford exploded into tabloid fireworks is suing the weekly Globe for $10 million. Suzen Johnson, 48, said the Globe choreographed the scandal to boost profits and pressured her into seducing Gifford in a hotel room 1997. Her suit alleges false imprisonment, negligence and slander. In her legal complaint, Johnson said she told the Globe that she and Gifford never had sex, just a flirtatious relationship. (Photos in the Globe and a videotape seemed to prove otherwise.) Gifford is married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.