Airline grounds Rhys Meyers over drunken racist rant
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
TUDORS star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was grounded at JFK airport in the US following a drink-fuelled racist outburst.
The Cork-born TV and film star was refused a seat on a United Airlines flight and has been banned by the airline after a bout of heavy drinking.
Some reports suggested the 32-year-old actor, who has a history of drink-flying incidents, was escorted from the plane when he called an official, who had refused him access to the boarding area, the racist ‘n’ word.
The trouble started apparently with some early morning drinking. Rhys Meyers allegedly got drunk on vodka while waiting in the first- class lounge at JFK at about 7am.
RadarOnline reported that airline officials noticed Rhys Meyers getting drunk and disorderly and prevented him from boarding the flight, which allegedly led to him hurling racist insults and using the ‘n’ word while shouting at the officials.
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