Depardieu urine dans la cabine d’un avion
French top actor Gerard Depardieu urinated last Tuesday in the aisle of a plane cabin, according to reports from The Daily Telegraph and Le Nouvel Observateur [fr], causing the flight to be delayed at least an hour.
Depardieu (‘The Man in the Iron Mask’, ‘Le Placard‘) was reportedly drunk when he boarded the aircraft, and insisted he needed to use the restroom while the plane was taxiing moments before take-off, but he was not allowed to do so by the crew.
So the corpulent star of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jean de Florette and Green Card decides to take matters into his own hands: he stands up, unzips his flies and relieves himself in the cabin: Henry Samuel (The Daily Telegraph).
A spokesperson for Air France and CityJet, the subsidiary air carrier, confirmed the incident occurred and that the passenger was removed from, although she refused to confirm the identity of the passenger.
On the bright side of the story, after the incident, the carrier took the opportunity to remind (through Twitter) its passengers that the planes are equipped with toilets.
August 18th, 2011.
Update: Depardieu gives his side of the story
I’m not a monster, I’m just a man who wants to pee!
Almost a month after the events, Depardieu appeared on TV to explain how his unpleasant incident at a CityJet plane occurred. Yahoo! Movies has the story, if you want to check it out, click here.