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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Detained After Airport Brawl

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Detained After Airport Brawl

The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers got into a confrontation with French police in Paris’ Charles DeGaulle airport while reportedly in a drunken state.

According to AFP, a bartender at the café area “Le Quotidien” refused to serve the 31-year-old actor, who appeared drunk. Another bar employee stepped in but JRM swung and punched the intervening waiter.

According to The Sun, JRM is quoted as saying, “You wanna hit me? Hit me!”

JRM was previously arrested in November 2007 for public drunkenness and breach of the peace at Dublin Airport.

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# 1
Chili Pepper @ 06/24/2009 at 1:50 pm

What a tool!

# 2

Who cares?
I don’t.

# 3
Pining for Chris @ 06/24/2009 at 1:55 pm

He’s a good-looking man with a lot of talent. But his attitude is annoying, i’ve read/watched some of his interviews; let’s just say he doesn’t come off well.
Anyway I thought he was in Ireland shooting ‘The Tudors’? Hmm, I hope he recovers and fights whatever demons he has. Because the guy has a lot of potential.

# 4

This poor guy has a serious drink problem. He’s real cute but his looks will begin to fade pretty quickly if he continues like this.

# 5

Not forgetting the damage to his liver. I shouldn’t be so shallow and just focus on how drink will affect his looks.

# 6

hasn’t he been to rehab twice? doesnt seem to be working

# 7

Oh, yeah, nothing more fun than dealing with drunk people. Peeling drunk girls off the men’s bathroom urinals, breaking up fights, arguing with cutting people off, the pinching grabbing… Reconsidering going back to bartending.

And what is WITH all the fighting lately with the celebs? Don’t these people have better things to do, like purchase small islands or cars that cost the same as small islands or…yeah I don’t get it.

# 8

Crazy *******!

# 9

Scary looking dude. Drugs perhaps?

stellartes @ 06/24/2009 at 2:32 pm

It is too bad….he is a great looking man, a very good actor and looks like a sweetheart deep down but alcohol will ruin his life if he does not start to love himself.
I am sad to see him like this. JRM get help!

He needs to or start drinking less, or start flying less, cause the last time he got into a similair mess was at the airport as well.

This is so out of character for Jonny, he’s such a gentleman at heart, and so hard working. The only explanation I can come up with, is that he’s had a tremendous amount of loss recently. His mother’s unexpected death at age 50, the end of a relationship with a girl he’d been with for five years, changes in management. Many stressful difficulties. I don’t think playing Henry has been good for him, either. Henry is such a dark unstable character, and Jonny submerses himself so deeply in his roles. I adore JRM and hope to follow his career for many years to come. Prayers.

+1 just losing his mother is one of the worst thing that can happen …

Angaothin @ 06/24/2009 at 2:59 pm

He’s at a beautiful event with Reena in London last week, looking great. Then he goes out with a northern Irish girl for a drink (photos look like nothing is going on between them), then within 24 hours is drunk and smashing things up. Maybe Reena “hammered” him for being photo’d in public with a new squeeze, and now he’s feeling guilty and needs to be drunk? These drunken rages always seem to follow a few days after he spends time with Reena in public.

Don’t these people have better things to do, like purchase small islands


He looks like he does more than drink, he hardly smiles in photos and always looks unhappy. He either pops pills or powders his nose with his eyes bugged out all the time.

Regurgitatedcreativism @ 06/24/2009 at 4:29 pm

Throw the book at him. Fed up with the loutish, ugly behaviour of so called celebrities who think that they can get away with it coz they’re famous. They have more of a duty to behave respectfully to people coz other dumb people look up to them and might copy their ******, low down behaviour. Lock him up coz he doesn’t deserve no respect from anyone for behaving like that.

Rehab has failed/ he may be getting the ineffective kind just for celebrities and is looking worse and worse all the time. Compare this Jonathan to his hot former self. And that p*rn stache and dear-in-headlights stare aren’t helping.

He always look like he is high on something. He is also arrogant in his interviews.


I completely agree. Rhys is a beautiful person and it’s truly a shame he’s had to go through such tough stuff lately. I hope his heart heals soon and that he will be able to move on and live happyily.

sharifa>>kuwait @ 06/24/2009 at 9:23 pm

oh no i hope nothing happens 2 him.. stress is showing on him i hope he gets better with time.. its a shame actors go through things only god would know about but no one gives them a slack.. its not up 2 us 2 judge them no one can control his behaviour while they’re drunk.. drugs and alcohol are a disease people need treatment 4 it.. maybe the guy drinks b4 a flight 2 loosen up maybe he’s scared of flying.. if the airports don’t want anyone 2 get drunk then they should remove all bars.. i love him 2 death he’s very talented get well soon

ahhhhhhhhh…. another uneducated actors! who bloody cares! that all they ever do, drink, drug, cheap girls and what an stupid excuse to say that he behaves that way because he just lost his mum? hes been druggy looking even before his mum died! Another idiot cannot handle fame! with all the $$ go get yourself educated, we are just not interested any more with this type of behaviour! pls go away and disapear!

he’s a twat

oh poor poor JRM…what about the waiter?!

irish claire @ 06/25/2009 at 8:36 am

Theres something not quite right about this story. He was papped with a gang of people on Friday night (not just Katie Larmour as her PR would like to suggest). They were partying until four or five in Dublin and JRM looked relatively sober. How the f*$k did he make it to Paris and be on a returning flight by the afternoon?

I smell a publicity stunt…or else a total meltdown…

Hope he gets his act together….

Just waiting for the story from Katie Larmour next week talking about how they are only friends…should get her another few column inches in some rags…

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