Irish film star arrested in Paris airport

25th June 2009, Comments 0 comments

Irish-born film star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained for several hours after allegedly punching a waiter at a Paris airport.

Paris – Irish-born film star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained for several hours after allegedly punching a waiter in a drunken scuffle at a Paris airport, airport sources said Wednesday.

The 31-year-old actor, who in 2007 was arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly at Dublin airport, was detained Saturday after the altercation at "Le Quotidien" bar in terminal 2F at Charles de Gaulle airport, the sources said.

He has been ordered to appear in court in a Paris suburb in September on charges of "willful violence, outrage, hitting and threatening death," a judicial source said.

He is currently starring in "The Tudors," a television series that examines the reign of England's Henry VIII.

Rhys Meyers previously starred in Woody Allen's "Match Point", "Mission Impossible III", "Elvis" and "Bend It Like Beckham."

AFP / Expatica

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