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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Breaks Silence on Airplane Incident & Police Encounter Afterwards

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Breaks Silence on Airplane Incident & Police Encounter Afterwards

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has broken his silence on the incident that occurred on a flight into Los Angeles with his wife Mara (who also explained her side of the incident) and their young son.

The 40-year-old actor was reportedly detained by police after deboarding due to an outburst in the air.

“My wife and I had been traveling since 3 o’clock in the morning from Peru back to Los Angeles,” Jonathan said during an appearance on Larry King Now. “And they gave away our tickets — it was just a problem with the airline. We had our baby, who was teething at the time, and it was all kind of frustrating. So we eventually got on the flight and my wife went to sleep and I very stupidly decided to order a drink. When my wife found that I’d ordered a drink, she got very, very angry with me because I shouldn’t drink. It doesn’t suit me and I had been sober for a long time.”

“And so I felt that mistake and I got upset and I took out an e-cigarette. And the airline staff told me that I wasn’t allowed to smoke an e-cigarette so I put it away. And then I spoke to the Los Angeles police once we got there, who were incredibly kind. Incredibly understanding. I apologized for my behavior, and that’s the entire story,” Jonathan continued. “It is a good opportunity to apologize to anybody who was offended that that incident happened, but I learned my lesson. As soon as I got off the airplane I went and spoke to somebody and I got back on track immediately,” he added.

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  • Digon7

    He is 40 years old!
    He’s terrible!

  • Gina

    Excuses, excuses. His poor wife.

  • Michael Lambretti

    Yeah i met this guy at an industry party. He is one of the biggest mofo’s i have ever met in my life. He got completely wasted and made an absolute full of himself and had to be escorted out. Pitched a hissy fit b/c the the caterer passed by him without offering him something personally. He is despised in the industry for being an inrrational drunk hothead. that’s why he doesnt have much of a career. He is NOT sober, what a joke.

  • Michael Lambretti

    Even worse in person, a total narcissistic p.o.s.

  • parisjok

    complete asshole and loser. he will never get it together. she is also a loser for having a baby by him with him being a loser

  • Lewisbieber

    There is definitely something off with this creep

  • Lewisbieber

    There is definitely something off with this creep

  • Lexi

    I was on a plane to Ireland a few years back and he happened to be on the flight and he had got pissed in the DL before he even stepped foot on the plane. My friend’s cousin was a steward at the time and it was obvious he and his friends weren’t that thrilled to see him. I couldn’t understand why because while he was drunk, he was nice and talking to people etc. It wasn’t until later I found out this seemed to be a one off. Jonathan seemingly flew that route a lot and more often than not, he was a shit to everyone around him, especially the cabin crew, throwing his weight around and getting away with it because of who he was. He usually complained about wanting to just sit back and relax without anyone bothered him but he would then do all he could to gain attention so whenever they saw him step on, they knew it was gonna be a crappy flight.

  • Kolyna

    I know one of his exes. He’s a very dark and cruel man. His whole life is messed up. Drug and alcohol abuse, theft and sexual addiction. He stole money and family heirlooms from her. Sold the heirlooms for drug money.

  • Digon7

    He’s a trouble man in any place when he goes…