Peepee Le Ew! Actor Gerard Depardieu Pees On Floor Of Air France Jet

Happened Week After Man Pees On Girl Aboard JetBlue Flight To JFK

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – This isn’t exactly first class behavior.

A week after a member of the U.S. Olympic ski team was sacked for allegedly peeing on the leg of an 11-year-old girl aboard a JetBlue flight headed to John F. Kennedy Airport, French actor Gerard Depardieu apparently said “au revoir” to the bathroom while on an Air France flight.

In the Aug. 10 JFK JetBlue incident, Sara Beth Joren, a Port Authority police spokeswoman, said Robert “Sandy” Vietze, 18, was pie-eyed on the red-eye flight from Oregon to New York when he urinated on the leg of the young girl.

Now back to Depardieu. The 62-year-old actor, on a delayed flight from Paris to Dublin on Tuesday evening, reportedly asked a flight attendant if he could use the bathroom, according to another traveler who spoke to French radio station Europe 1 on Wednesday morning.

When the flight attendant told him he’d have to wait about 15 minutes for the plane to take off because the bathrooms were locked, the star of “Green Card” said he could not wait, unzipped his pants and proceeded to urinate on the carpet, according to published reports.

The jet was forced to return to the gate and was delayed for two more hours while a crew cleaned up the mess.

One passenger told Europe 1 you could tell Depardieu had been drinking.

In a statement to national TV station TF1, Air France confirmed the passenger was Depardieu and that “he did indeed urinate in the aircraft,” but added it was unclear whether action would be taken against the actor since the plane was operated by code share partner CityJet.

CityJet later posted the following tongue-in-cheek posts on Twitter, “As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one  of our planes this morning. We’d also like to remind all passengers that our planes  are fully equipped with toilet facilities.”

What should happen to Depardieu or others who behave similiarly? Sound Off below

  • Jack Arnold

    I think that Gerard should have been forced to pay each person on the plane 2 hours of his average hourly salary in compensation for their time.

    • dam

      Heed your own warning Mitch!

    • AtlasShrugs


      I’m not worried about my karma considering I’m not Hindu. I was never insulting in my comments, and it seems to me that the only thing you have to add is an insult and a badly drawn allusion to an eastern religion, one which you clearly do not practice yourself. Instead of trolling the comment board with inane insults and poorly phrased comments, perhaps you should consider doing something productive, like using your frontal lobe.

    • japesmcfarland

      It was also outrageous for the airline to tell someone they can’t use the bathroom. This is not a totalitarian State, so part of me is applauding his stupidity here. Not letting someone go pee for goodness sakes!@#!?

    • Mitch

      @Atlas- Be careful you arrogant prat. Karma can and will come back to bite you.

    • AtlasShrugs

      LOL. I find it amusing that you call him moral-less (if that’s even a word) whilst in the same breath call for him to be “beatened (which isn’t a word) within an inch of his worthless POS life”. I’m assuming beatened means “beat”. Based on your standards, you should be banned from ever attempting to speak or type English in any country on earth.

      • Alvar the Fool

        Merci Beaucoup!

    • Gabriel

      He should have pee in the attendant´s leg

      • Gabby Lame

        @Gabriel – stupid comment by someone who has nothing to say

      • mamawati

        Lydiass puts out i guess…Get off this board!

      • lydiass

        It was also outrageous for the airline to tell someone they can’t use the bathroom. This is not a totalitarian State, so part of me is applauding his stupidity here. Not letting someone go pee for goodness sakes!
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      • Alvar the Fool

        So to pee IN the attendent’s leg he would have to first remove the leg…is that what you are saying?

    • Saurabh

      Depardieu should be bobbitised so he doesn’t do it again…..would also serve as a lesson to public that such insane acts attract grave consequences!

    • bgd

      so $7.35/hour then?

    • BRBSanDiego

      Excellent idea Jack.

  • Ruffy

    He was drunk and thought he was in the Paris subway.

    • seanpatriot

      No, He was drunk and thought he was in Paris.

    • texastart

      Now THAT”S funny..but seriously, the world has reaped what its sown.
      In the U.S., it started with the great society…entitlement programs that ask NOTHING of recipients. You know it has to end badly…just like Europe.

      • Big Tex

        ur a f%$#&*in moron. get off your tx soapbox and go f%^&$ yourself

      • Kathy Cobb

        Leave it to at least ONE person to make peeing about politics. So, where is the one person who will make peeing about race?

      • Alvar the Fool

        So what you are saying is his peeing caused the Great Society to occur? WOW

      • Japes Macfarland

        Hey Big Tex. By your response to this guy pointing out the truth re the consequences of prioritizing equality or egalitarianism over individual liberty, I suspect you are a man of the left. I suspect you are annoyed that your world is crumbling, you’ve been proven wrong, and you are coming to realize that you’ve destroyed generations of lives and increased pain, suffering and death on earth. Is that about right? No? Oh, so are you going call me some names or bring out some of your low class F words again? lol :)

    • BRBSanDiego

      He just didn’t want to pee in his pants, so the floor was the logical solution “any port in a storm”. Hard to look good when the front of your pants are soaked and you reek of urine,

      • Alvar the Fool

        Hey he is famous so can I get a hunk of that carpet and sell it on eBay…wait, I have some old carpet downstairs….I’ll pee on it and say that he peed on it….off to ebay!

  • Huxley

    Had he not unleashed the sprinkler he easily could have ended up with uromysitisis poisoning and died.

    • eristic

      Well done on the Seinfeld quote! George would be proud. Google uromysitisis people.

      • dam

        Actually, Jerry would be proud.

      • Alvar the Fool


    • graphx

      to bad his little brother stole his public urination card. He’s probably peeing all over France.

    • Kathy Cobb

      Works for me. Just kidding. It can actually be quite painful if you have to really go. Perhaps, he should have asked to exit the plane to go since there were 15 minutes. Better yet, tell the flight attendant that it is an emergency and that unless she wants the carpet soaked, to unlock the bathroom door? Just saying . . .


    weee weeeee

  • Duude

    Good thing they reminded us they had restroom facilities on board. I might have just whipped it out the next time I fly Air France.

  • joe

    Mon Dieu, quel cochon!!!

  • HTuttle

    but he’s French, so that’s normal.

    • Alvar the Fool

      I’m french and i have to get on a plane on Monday, so i guess I will have an urge to pee on the floor, is that what you are saying? WOW, I guess I am 1000 flights behind, i better get peeing!

      • Kathy Cobb

        ROTFLMAO. You silly French fool. ;-)

  • buhbleah

    Fat french a-hole. Hardly a bulletin.

  • Ed Cole

    Hey Gerard, W.C. Fields called. He wants his …everything… back.

  • Ken Puck

    The French have a word for it: Les affairs sont les affairs, n’est ce-pas? Gotta take care of business. Le venue n’importe pas.

  • yourdream

    A BAD actor is always a BAD actor. Unfunny fat jerk.

    • Alvar the Fool

      So you are saying this was his best performance to date?

  • aholeol

    C’est dommage.

    Tant pis…

  • Hank Warren

    Gerard Depardieu, Lindsay Lohan, Jersey Shore, all distractions. As the Mainstream Media creates illusions, the US gov’t (and their corp. friends),start more illegal wars, ban books like “America Deceived II” and bail out banks.
    Last link (before Google Books bans it also]:

    • Marconos

      Searching on for your “banned” book show you can purchase it for $10. So where exactly is your wonderfully accurate book banned at or are you just too stupid to use a standard search engine?

    • aholeol

      The operative word in your post is “STREAM”

    • Kathy Cobb

      Ok, two comments about politics. Come on guys, let’s make an actor peeing about race, religion, or how about former child stars? I will take former child stars for 500 Alex.

  • rj

    well, how about indecent exposure, assault with a dead weapon, and a lawsuit by the airline for all their expenses plus a lawsuit by ALL passengers ffor Delaying their flights. Time to teach these idiots who think they are something just because they are entertainers,etc a lesson.

    • jet setter

      Spoken like a Communist.

  • L.Davis

    They should make him pay all expenses for the flight delays, cleaning the plane and the inconvenience of the rest of hte passengers. Then he should be banned from flying on Air France for severl years, while he attends AA meetings.

  • James T

    Hey, he’s an old guy, probably with prostate problems. If you’re about his age, you would definitely sympathize. I hope he sues CityJet for not accommodating was in effect a medical issue, drinking or not.

    • Mama sez

      My Mama taught me to go before getting in the car or on a plane. Maybe his mama was a pig.

      • Alvar the Fool

        No she had to be human, none of my pigs have given birth to a human child yet…but I keep on trying! Weeee Weeeee

    • You Re Kidding Right

      Self-entitled schmuck. Why is his ‘need’ to urinate immediately anybody else’s concern. “If you’re about his age, you would definately sympathize”–are you insane?? People thinking like you do are what is causing the older generation to accept the assinine behavior of the younger generations. YOU!! are what is wrong with the world today. Idiot

      • Alvar the Fool

        But people who yell at old folks are what is right with America!

  • bill.1942

    Ah! The French. Style, class, and a pain in the ass!

    • Alvar the Fool

      Thanks! Remember Napolean’s letter announcing his return home from war, “Josephine, returning home, don’t bath.” I love a strong woman!

  • craig eliot

    well, it’s true that when you drink you usually have to go and can’t wait.

  • J. Fred Muggs

    Typical frog….

    • Alvar the Fool

      Typical American…..

  • Klaus

    Why do adults need regulations of any kind on airlines?

    If he’s in the toilet when the plane takes off, who cares?

    It’s nobody’s business.

    • Marti


    • tomhoser

      Exactly, It’s no big deal; crews used to be more accommodating. I have flown a million or more miles years ago all over the world all types of airlines and aircraft and I don’t do it now because of the lack of service and the lack of civility. A package on Fed Ex gets more respect than a passenger now days!

      • Renelda Moorehead


  • Conan

    Zee French are a dirty race.

    • Alvar the Lover

      But when we make love we do it with the same dirty gusto…it is why they always come back for more….

  • Rupert Pupkin

    Who knows what he would have done when the captain announces “you are now free to move about the cabin”.

    • Conan

      Maybe he thought it was “you are free to pee about the cabin”?

      • Jason

        LOL. Comment of the day!

  • jet setter

    It’s understandable. Have you been on Air France?

    • jackak

      This explains the smell on the Air France flight to Paris last summer. It’s not him so much, it’s the French. Centuries of no sanitary systems.

  • Auric Maston

    Seems censorship is alive and well at CBS. Third time’s a charm. Well, makes sense he was thirsty. II suppose he really worked up a thirst in those Parisian rape gangs as a lad. Only two decent things he ever did was Green Card and punching out a paparazzi.

  • Rod Anders

    I thought that was the French custom.

  • buhbleah

    The french are such nasty a-holes.

  • Jimbo Jr.

    Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go. Easy for the steweardess to say wait 15 mins. When it’s coming you ain’t waiting 15 minutes. They got what they were asking for, dear old Gerard behaved appropriately not only relieving himself, but also giving the uncaring airline a good object lesson.

  • Auric Maston

    I guess he really worked up a thirst in those Parisian rape gangs as a lad. Only two decent things he ever did was Green Card and punching out a paparazzi.

  • Michele Lloyd

    Hey, the French as a matter of course publically whizz on their buildings, statues etc., therefore it naturally follows that a Frenchman will whizz on the French airplane.

    • sistaelle

      there’s a difference between “on” and “in”..

    • Alvar the Fool

      Let me guess how many times you have actually seen this happen in France….uuuuhhh….never, because you have never been here, You are very much like your president, you open your mouth and allow the urine to flow from that hole…and actually believe what you have just said…..thanks for the worldwide depression! We french fart in your general direction!

  • Michele Lloyd

    Hey, the French as a matter of course publically whizz on their buildings, statues etc., therefore it naturally follows that a Frenchman will whizz on the French airplane.

  • JohnW9540

    If it was a French jet I have no problem.

    • Alvar the Frenchman

      The carpet was made in Dalton, GA, I have no problem,

  • Tom

    He was a troll when he was younger and now, he looks like a FAT troll.

  • Darrel

    Present-dent Obama heard about this and released a statement: “That’s wee weed up.”

  • TheOldMan

    Fine him for the salaries of the cleanup crew, two hours of flight crew salaries, and $150/hr/passenger for the delay.

  • Ken Puck

    I think celebrities shouldn’t have to conform to “rules.” By virtue of their special looks and abilities they’ve demonstrated that they are able to do things the rest of us can’t. They’re a breed apart and deserve special consideration. That goes double for French celebrities.

    • Herr Direktor

      Absolutely. Poor Gerard was suffering the indignity of traveling on a commercial flight.

  • dork dumande

    Funny frenchie. Probably doesn’t use deodorant, either.

    • Alvar the Smelly

      Why? I aura of our body oder extends the sphere of our influence!

  • werbaz neutron

    This guy is really fat!!! He is an actor? I understand old guys like that often have these sudden intense urges to urinate. I guess it was just an unfortunate nexus of bureacratic regulations, obesity, age-related urological disfunction.

  • Apocalypto

    You stay classy Depardieu! I bet he wets the bed every night. Old geezer.

    • Alvar to Adventurous

      Only, if she is into that kind of thing…and if she is…all the better!

  • Rebecca J Duff

    The stewardess should have given Gerard a cup! When you have to go, you have to go! Should he have peed in his pants on the seat? That would would of been more difficult and expensive to clean up, having to replace the seat and all.

    • Herb

      They should drop a cup on him anyway as he’s probably full of controlled substances. And taking care of business before call for boarding, that’s too easy. By the way, I’m 62 and I don’t know what these uncontrollable urges are. Maybe it’s Sudden Aging Actor Whizzinating Syndrome.

    • Tom

      Oh, PULEEEEEEZE!!! Next thing you’ll suggest is for planes to be equipped with bedpans. He could have held it.

  • Tom

    They should present this jerk with a urine smoothie and make him drink it.

    • Alvar the Fool

      That would be assult.

  • Cornywebb

    Someone asked him if he was French.
    Depardieu responded, “Oui, Oui!”

  • Tom

    The word is defecating.

    • WhoDatMan

      Bird bird bird bird is the word.

      • dam

        I love a good non sequitur.

  • JOhn

    He should pay all the passengers $10k each in reparations.

  • Charles Rand

    Yeah, you have to watch for people *dedicating*.

  • Gatorman

    Another French reprobate living up to his stereotype. What a POS

  • nickc1969

    Authorities can tell you where you can’t go, but not when. When you gotta go, you gotta go.

    • no mercy on this loser

      another drunken moron………….

    • Josh

      For peeing on a French plane I think we, the citizens of the USA, should take immediate steps to award him for DOING what we all are THINKING.

    • Rocco Henderson

      Exactly. I’m probably the polar opposite of the actor policicallly (don’t know for sure), but I do know that there should be some means of bathroom accomodations at all times. Like the previous person said, “when you gotta to, sometimes you just gotta go”.

    • Pahlavan

      Before my back injury I would have said “suck it up, buttercup, and hold it” but now, when the urge comes, a locked door or the command to wait, carries no weight!

      • Palaver

        Then throw on some Depends, and shaddup.

    • Rupert Pupkin

      Nick, the “authority” in this case is COMMON DECENCY. “When you gotta go you gotta go” is the way of animals. You’re not an animal are you Nick?

    • Robert

      Exactly! A shopkeeper once told me that her restroom was not ‘public’ .. she quickly changed her mind when I told my five year daughter she would simply have to pee on the floor.

    • Coffee Girl

      Buy some Depends.

  • A B

    Let us not forget his enlightened views on “rape”. The man is a pig. Always has been.

  • heatherfeather

    Smack that fat fcuk with a rolled up newspaper!!

    • charlie


  • Tim

    They should not lock the bathrooms, urination is a natural body function.

    • SockRayBlue

      …..and in your 60’s it is much more immediate!

    • Tom

      It would be smart if people took care of their bodily functions prior to boarding a plane. That’s why they have rest rooms at the airports.

      • pdq

        That’s not always possible. Some folks have to go minutes after having gone. What these people should do is wear an adult diaper. Drinking too much can be considered another good reason to do so. I’m so sick of alcoholics not getting help to stop, or something! Alcoholism is a huge problem and affects all aspects of health and society in general, both fiscally and socially. Even though I don’t smoke pot, it might be better to get addicted to that rather than alcohol!

      • Kathy Cobb

        Tom, you must be young. Seriously I am almost 52, I go all the time. If I have to board a plane, I go right before. However, even then, many times, I have to go again. However, that being said. He could have gotten her to change her mind if he had warned her first of what would happen. Bet she would have opened to door. I mean, I try to never be in a place where to not be able to go is a possibility. But if someone told me I could not go, I would quickly try to persuade them or leave the plane and go. I think he just used it as an excuse to behave badly.

    • Mike

      Are you really that ignorant? The plane was preparing for departure and people are not allowed to get up and move around when the plane is about to leave the gate.

      • Mitch

        @BigJim- You are responsible for your own toilet habits. If you are boarding a plane and are not smart enough to void yourself before boarding that is your fault. The world is not here to cater to little babies that can’t remember to go potty before their trip. Men used to be men and accept their responsibilities. You should try it and stop moaning about your bursting bladder.

      • Big Jim

        I’m 54 – when I have to pee, it is RIGHT NOW! Waiting even a minute or two to get to a washroom could cause an accident. Somehow, knowing that you are in a position where you can’t get to a washroom makes it worse.

        When I get fully hydrated, I have to go about every 15 minutes. Trying to hold off results in excrutiating discomfort.

        How would you like to be locked in a plane, delayed in take-off and being forced to wait until the plane is at cruising altitude before the washrooms are unlocked.

      • tomhoser

        No, you’re the idiot; it would have been a simple matter foe the crew to accommodate him just like they used to when air travel was civilized. They could have saved all the wasted time and hassle if they were just a little flexible. Not everyone is as well physically or as emotionally perfect as you so you might just show some compassion . Many of us would return the favor when you are in need.

  • They should've rubbed his face in it

    What a d0uche.

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