Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers spewed the 'N' word when he was banned from a United Airlines flight due to a drunken display, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
RadarOnline.com broke the story that the Irish actor was banned from flying United In early May when he became increasingly drunk and disorderly while pounding drinks early in the morning in the first class lounge at New York's JFK airport. He was waiting to fly to Los Angeles.
Now RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting that the story is even more shocking and ugly. When airline workers noticed the actor drinking and getting out of control they prevented him from boarding the flight to Los Angeles, a source at the airport told us.
As the incident unfolded, Meyers, growing furious, flung the 'N' word, the source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. He had been drinking vodka and it was before 7 am. It is unclear if the actor was directing the word toward an individual or just spewing it without a specific target.
The Tudors star used the racial slur as he was being informed by the airline that they were not going to allow him to board the plane.
An airline employee confirmed the incident to RadarOnline.com.
It's by far the ugliest display of behavior for an actor who has a history of traveling misbehavior. In 2007, seven months after checking into rehab for the second time, he was arrested at Dublin airport and charged with being drunk and in breach of peace (the charges were later dropped).
Then, in June 2009, three months after checking out of rehab the third time, he was arrested after allegedly attacking a number of staff at a bar in Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.