November 19, 2007 08:05:49 GMT
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers was arrested in Dublin Airport on Sunday afternoon Nov 18th after a drunken clash with airport staff.
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers is the next Hollywood entertainment figure who has to, unfortunately, eat the curse of the industry's fame. The Irish actor has been arrested by police after a drunken clash with airport staff, it has been reported.
Meyers was, on Sunday afternoon November 18th, due to fly back to London after his appearance on RTE's "Tubridy Tonight" show on Saturday night November 17th when he was refused permission to board a British Midland. Being told by the airport staff that he was "unfit to travel", he thus had to be escorted to the check-in area by airport police.
Words got around that sources in the know witnessed Meyers being verbally abusive to a female airport worker, and repeatedly insisting "I will get on this flight, no matter what." He was later arrested and taken to Whitehall Garda station, being charged with being drunk and a breach of the peace.
Was later on released on cash bail, Meyers is due to appear in Dublin District Court next month to answer the charges.
Meyers has been known to check into an alcohol-treatment program back in April. He has, since being released from the undisclosed facility, involved in several big screen projects, naming one most popular is "August Rush", released last month.