Jonathan Rhys Meyers Arrested After Airport Fight

Entertainment Jun. 24, 2009 AT 3:27PM
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Soloist" at the Paramount Theatre on April 20, 2009 in Hollywood, CA. Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained for several hours after allegedly punching a waiter in a drunken scuffle at a Paris airport, Agence France Presse reports.

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The Irish actor was placed in custody on Saturday after the altercation at the Le Quotidien bar in terminal 2F at Charles de Gaulle airport. A server reportedly refused to serve the 31-year-old star, who appeared drunk.

After a shouting fight with the bar's manager, another employee tried to separate the pair. Rhys Meyers then allegedly punched the employee.

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He has been ordered to appear in court in a Paris suburb in September on charges of "willful violence, outrage, hitting and threatening death," a source told the news service. This isn't the Bend It Like Beckham star's first airport scuffle.

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The star was previously arrested and charged with being drunk and disorderly at Dublin airport in 2007.

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