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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Russell Crowe condemns US legal system

Actor Russell Crowe, who pleaded guilty to assault last year in the US, claims the incident would have been played down in his home country of Australia.

Crowe, 42, says he regrets throwing a telephone at a hotel clerk last June.

In an interview with CBS, the New Zealand-born Oscar winner claims the US legal system is "open to be misused".

"Where I come from, a confrontation as basic and simple as that would have been satisfied with a handshake and an apology," he said.

Apparently, the US legal system is now to blame for the phone-throwing incident.

Funny thing is, that where I come from, bouncing a telephone off a hotel worker's skull is known as assault. Doing it because the phone 'wouldn't work' is known as 'Throwing your toys out the pram', 'Being a big baby', 'Spitting out the dummy' or as I would say, being a huffy shite.

Best of all, is that a handshake is reported to have been exactly what Crowe refused to exchange with Estrada, the hapless victim of the 4am-phone-wouldn't-work-to-Australia incident.


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Blogger Moni said...

rotfl! I love your comment. Crow's lucky he didn't have that phone shoved where the sun don't shine. :)

3:10 AM  
Blogger Moni said...

okay I thought I commented...but now I'm not so sure. lol

3:11 AM  
Blogger McFox said...

He probably thinks the sun does shine from there. My guess is that's part of his problem. ;)

btw, you did comment ... it's this new Blogger I'm beta testing - still a few issues to sort out.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

New Zealand and Australia battle over where people come from. Aussie can have Russel this time :)

But he'd have been done for it down here. Joe Average wouldn't have made the papers but if you choose acting as a career you know at the start that any naughtiness will become a scandal.

12:11 AM  
Blogger McFox said...

He's probably being provocative to get column inches to help promote his new movie, whatever it's called.

Ok, I Googled it and the movie is called 'A Good Year', a romantic comedy (barf).

About as interesting as watching food rotting in the refrigerator, I expect.

5:51 PM  

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