Gerard Depardieu Urinates in a Plane Cabin
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Gerard Depardieu caused a two-hour delay after he urinated on the floor of an Air France plane in front of passengers when the cabin crew asked him to wait to use the restroom, The Associated Press reports.
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A passenger who identified herself as Daniele told France's Europe-1 radio that Depardieu appeared drunk on the Dublin-bound flight from Paris Tuesday and demanded to use the restroom during takeoff, exclaiming, "I need to piss, I need to piss." A flight attended told him to wait 15 minutes until the plane was in flight, she said.
Instead, the Golden Globe-winning actor unzipped his pants and urinated on the carpet.
"And there and then he stood up and did it on the floor," Daniele said. "We could see he had been drinking. The stewardess was dumbfounded."
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The plane was forced to return to the gate and was delayed two hours while a crew cleaned the carpet. Depardieu, 62, was escorted off the plane with his two companions.
Air France and CityJet, an Irish carrier that operated the flight, confirmed the incident — the latter even joking about it.
"As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning," the company tweeted Wednesday. "We'd also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities."
It is unclear if any action will be taken against the actor.
An e-mail to Depardieu's rep was not immediately returned.