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Crowe Throws Phone at Wall. Hits Concierge's Cheekbone instead

Posted by Fara Kearnes on June 6, 2005 11:10 PM |

Russell Crowe in handcuffsIt looks like Russell Crowe, the Cinderella Man, has a wicked temper at 4 a.m. Or maybe it was just that his trip to New York City didn't go well, starting with the poor reviews for his film that appeared in NY papers. Then he refused to show up for interviews at the Essex House on Friday. Nope, not a good weekend at all.

"At first they said he was a bit late, but then they said he was not coming," said one journalist according to pagesix.com. "Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti and director Ron Howard were already there doing interviews, and no sign of Mr. Crowe. We waited for three hours until we were told to leave." Plus, he had to have been pissed that "Cinderella Man" opened to only an $18 million box office - finishing in 4th place behind Darth Vader and a gang of animated zoo animals.

Thhhheeeeen, he was arrested early Monday morning for throwing a phone at a SoHo hotel employee, hitting him in the face and causing a minor laceration. "He was upset because he couldn't get a call out to Australia," said Sgt. Michael Wysokowski of the New York police department. Crowe was charged with second-degree assault.
, A statement released by Crowe's people gave his side of the story: "Frustrated by a clerk's unwillingness to help him put through a phone call to his family in Australia, Russell Crowe was involved in a minor altercation at the Mercer Hotel earlier this morning. After asking the front desk several times to replace a faulty phone in his room and getting only attitude from the clerk on duty Crowe brought the phone down to the front desk in an effort to address the situation in person. Words were exchanged, and Crowe wound up throwing the phone against the wall. He regrets that he lost his temper, but at no time did he assault anyone or touch any hotel employee."

Yet the police said the victim clearly has a bruise on his face in photos.

What's wierd about this is that it happened at the Mercer which is a laid back hotel, very plush, very attentive to guests. I've got a friend that stays there a lot and says it's a great place with primo service. Even if the phones suck ...

A statement released by Crowe's people gave his side of the story: "Frustrated by a clerk's unwillingness to help him put through a phone call to his family in Australia, Russell Crowe was involved in a minor altercation at the Mercer Hotel earlier this morning. After asking the front desk several times to replace a faulty phone in his room and getting only attitude from the clerk on duty Crowe brought the phone down to the front desk in an effort to address the situation in person. Words were exchanged, and Crowe wound up throwing the phone against the wall. He regrets that he lost his temper, but at no time did he assault anyone or touch any hotel employee."

Yet the police said the victim clearly has a bruise on his face in photos.

What's wierd about this is that it happened at the Mercer which is a laid back hotel, very plush, very attentive to guests. I've got a friend that stays there a lot and says it's a great place with primo service. Even if the phones suck ...


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I'll tell ya, if it was me (and I'm not a violent woman in any sense), I would've aimed the phone at their heads.

First hand, I can vouch for the fact that employees of The Mercer Hotel (where the incident happened) are nothing short of rude, impersonal, and incompetent - displaying an exorbitant air of snobbery towards guests. Even for the 'normal' room rate they charge, the Mercer staff should be kissing the ground that guests walk on.

Though Crowe may be infamous for his short temper, these people are just another sorry example of someone trying to 'cash in' any way they can. Having Crowe arrested was just the first step in setting him up for big civil lawsuit - just watch and see.


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