Depardieu pissed on flight
Gerard Depardieu, French cinema's ageing enfant terrible was causing controversy once again, while allegedly drunk on a flight from Paris to Dublin. With the seat belt sign on for take-off and the lavatories closed, the 62-year-old was heard to call out by a fellow passenger named Danièle: "Je veux pisser, je veux pisser" (I need to piss, I need to piss)". Speaking to France's Europe 1 radio, Danièle said the actor, having been told by a stewardess that the lavatories were shut and that he'd have to wait 15 minutes until after take off, answered "Je ne peux pas attendre" (I can't wait).
Depardieu is then understood to have relieved himself into an empty bottle at the back of the plane, but also peed on the floor, much to the horreur of passengers on the CityJet flight. Danièle said it was evident that he had been drinking, although this was contradicted by the actor's two travelling companions, he was sober. Depardieu was then thrown off the flight with his luggage. His companions stated that Depardieu only used the bottle as a last resort after making sure he wasn't seen. They added that a small amount of urine was spilt on the floor, which Depardieu offered to clean up himself, saying he was sorry for the inconvenience caused, they said.
This morning CityJet's twitter account stated: "As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning..." and "We'd also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities..."
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