Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Meyers Sued Over Alleged Airport Assault

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Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers is facing a lawsuit over allegations he assaulted a female worker at New York's JFK Airport last May (10).
The Tudors actor was banned from flying with United Airlines after allegedly launching a drunken tirade at staff following a vodka binge while waiting for his flight.
He headed to rehab shortly after the incident to battle his ongoing drink problems, but Meyers' alleged outburst has come back to haunt him after United Airlines customer service director Kathryn Williams filed suit against the star earlier this month (Mar11).
In papers filed at the Supreme Court in Queens, New York, Williams claims she suffered permanent physical damage at the hands of the star, as well as severe emotional distress.
The documents state, "That on May 7, 2010, at approximately 6.00am... the defendant committed tortuous acts consisting of verbally and physically abusing plaintiff causing her to sustain physical injuries and severe emotional distress.
"Defendant Jonathan Rhys Meyers wilfully, maliciously, wantonly and without any just cause or provocation assaulted and battered plaintiff Kathryn Williams."
Williams is seeking damages for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and outrage.


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Someone should explain to him that he was only playing Henry VIII, he isnt actually Henry VIII.
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Rhys Meyer's attorney Michael Miller released a statement: "the lawsuit is a 'blatant attempt to shake down a celebrity and it is not going to succeed. Ms Williams began publicizing her allegations only after Mr Meyers said no to her demand to be paid an exorbitant amount of money for something that never happened. The fact is that Mr Meyers and Ms Williams had no physical contact whatsoever nor was he verbally abusive. It's as simple as that. If we have to go to court to establish the truth, we will do just that - and we have no doubt that we will prevail."
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