Gerard Depardieu is humiliated after urinating in the aisle of an airplane Tuesday night, according to his friend Edouard Baer. In a statement on Depardieu’s behalf, Baer blames the incident on the actor’s prostate problems.
“Gerard was upset at this and offered to clean up the mess. He has prostate problems and it was very worrying and humiliating for him,” Baer, who is also an actor, said. “He was also stone-cold sober at the time. This is not the way he usually behaves.”
According to witnesses, the City Jet flight from Paris to Dublin had not yet taken off when Depardieu asked a flight attendant if he could use the plane’s restroom. The flight attendant reportedly told him to wait until after takeoff. “And there and then he stood up and did it on the floor. We could see he had been drinking. The stewardess was dumbfounded,” a female passenger told a French radio station.
Depardieu, 62, was escorted off the plane by airport security and the flight was delayed for two hours for cleanup. City Jet joked about the incident in Tweets Tuesday night.
“As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning…” the carrier wrote.
“We’d also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities…” City Jet added.