Jonathan Rhys Meyers receives suspended sentence
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has received a one-month suspended sentence following a fracas in France in 2009.
Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has received a one-month suspended sentence in a French court after an arrest in a bar at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport in June 2009.
Rhys Meyers was also ordered to pay a thousand euros ($1,351) fine, after he was charged with being drunk and disorderly for striking a barman and insulting three police officers.
The court said he was “extremely aggressive” and threatened to pay to have the officers and their families killed.
After sobering up, he apologised to the officers and said he was suffering from alcoholism, the court said. He admitted to being drunk but said he did not fully recall the events.
Rhys Meyers, 34, did not appear in court but his lawyer had pleaded for the charges to be dismissed, saying he was “a fragile man” and a “fairly weak person” who “suffers … from his demons.”
In 2007 an Irish court dropped similar charges after he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly at Dublin airport.