Star of Showtime Series Gets Slap on the Wrist After Threatening to Kill Cops

Nov 17, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The star of a Showtime series has received a mild sentence in a case in which he became unruly at an airport bar and wound up threatening to kill three police officers, the AFP reports.

On Wednesday, a French court gave actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the star of the series "The Tudors," a one-month suspended sentence and a 1,000-euro fine after the drunken incident at a Paris airport.

In June 2009, at a bar in the Charles de Gaulle Airport, Rhys Meyers overindulged, fought with the bartender, and threatened to pay to have three police officers and their families killed. Later, when he was sober, Rhys Meyers apologized and compensated the victims.

According to the actor’s lawyer, Rhys Meyers is "fragile … a fairly weak person," and a man who "suffers from his demons."

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