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


One Comment

  1. gre says:

    He could of used a barf bag. They are wanter proof and could of hid his
    private from rest of passengers.

  2. Cleo says:

    Why do they even allow boozing on flights!?? Have you ever been on an entire deck filled with drinking German businessmen? NOT A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE FLIGHT.

  3. rob says:

    Please excuse the French.

  4. John Sheridan says:

    This is clearly discrimination against the elderly. His request to relieve himsely was denied. Airline staff should be educated to be sensitive to the needs of the elderly. When an old person has to go, they has to go. Some biological needs can not be postponed.

  5. DeputyMarshal says:

    He;s a FROG! They are all very casual about hygiene. They bathe infrequently, allow their armpits to look like Sly Stone’s afro, and are unaccustomed to the frugal application of deodorant. Fat Boy has also confessed to rape some years ago. Again.. He’s a FROG…. what would you expect

  6. catherine says:

    pee on the attendant………….they are the plane gestapos but they can’t control pee schedules…….I was prepared to hear a drunk idiot story – HE ASKED TO PEE, what the heck is the matter

    I was a flight attendant for 8 years – you LET THE PERSON PEE

  7. Chuck Varrick says:

    All French do this sort of thing….no big deal. This is how they conduct themselves out in public.

  8. Daystrom says:

    It took them two hours to clean it up?

  9. Mustang001 says:

    I notice there isn’t anything there about indecent exposure – the wee little fellow must’ve been hiding ‘neath the rolls….

  10. bigguy says:

    urine big trouble

  11. elda says:

    I think someone should have grabbed him midstream and pulled him by the hose off the plane.

  12. Ken says:

    After he urinated on the carpet did he eat the flight attendant? My God, eat a salad every now and then.

  13. yikes says:

    a la a GEICO commercial:

    Are there more important things going on in the world other than an actor or a Frenchman (in this case both) reminding us how arrogant they are?

    Did Gerard Depardieu try to go wee, wee, wee all the way home?

  14. Coffee Girl says:

    Regulations prohibit passengers from using restrooms during takeoff and landing for their own safety. Not too long ago, a woman ignored the flight attendant’s warning to return to her seat and when the plane hit bad turbulence, she was bounced to the ceiling of the restroom and broke her neck. This guy was just being a fat, drunken jerk, no more, no less.

  15. cbinflux says:

    Woof, he’s let his health go.

  16. cbinflux says:

    He French; he surrendered to the urge.

  17. Kevin says:

    “We’d also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities.”

    Yeah, locked toilet facilities.

  18. Billy says:

    They should unlock the bathroom for emergencies.Problem solved.

  19. Magnum says:

    Looks like he might have mistaken “oui oui” for”wee wee”!

  20. NowYouKnow says:

    Hey, they’re French. That’s what they do even in restrooms. The Russians are worse!

  21. fiftyville says:

    Let’s see, most folks fly economy class, some go business class, the rich and famous fly first class, and apparently Gerard Depardieu flies no-class.

  22. meeester says:

    No penalties for Dems. Badness of behavior is relevant.
    Have any of you done a search at the FEC individual contributions page? All the Vietze’s gave to Democrats. Coincedence I’m sure.

  23. Ray says:

    Go up to 5000 feet then make him get out and walk.

  24. concerned citizen says:

    Let him go pee next time in the bathroom? When you gotta go, you gotta go! Dumb airline rule! 15 minutes! Come on! Hasn’t anyone here needed to go so bad you started looking for a bottle!

  25. frank says:

    I once urinated on Andie McDowell because I wanted to urinate on Gerard Depardieu but he was running late.

  26. Misha says:

    Oui Oui.

  27. Dr. Dimento says:

    He should of just opened his mouth

  28. frank says:

    Typical actor

  29. sailordude says:

    rish people get away with a lot of stuff we would never get away with.

    Add rich and famous and you can get away with almost anything!

  30. Wavy Gravy says:

    He should’ve been shot dead and dumped on the tarmac.

  31. Yirmin Snipe says:

    When you gotta go you gotta go… the fact that they locked the toilet doors and would not unlock them puts as much or more blame on the airline.

  32. Lee says:

    Didn’t he get convicted of rape once?

  33. Will says:

    The bathroom habits of the French should not surprise anyone. The French are pigs. I believe that they consider dropping a turd on a public floor is a compliment.

  34. Olrik says:

    Is’nt that normal for a frenchman?

  35. Worry01 says:

    I see celebrity justice in action once again. If an ordinary mortal pulled this stunt, they would be dealt with by law enforcement. Also, was Gerard drunk in public? Does anyone imagine that someone aside from Depardieu would not have bee extracted from a plane if they were in such a condition?

  36. Stinky LaFleur says:

    One passenger told Europe 1 “You could tell Depardieu had been drinking…and eating asparagus. Mon Dieu, what a stench!”

  37. Johnny Zhivago says:

    The attendant asked “May I help you?” He said “Oh de toilet!” She thought he said “eau du toilette” and brought him a bottle of Brut cologne.

  38. Duncan Burnet says:

    All that was needed was for the attendant to have screamed “the Germans are coming” and the frog would have thrown his hands up and he would have sat down.

  39. John says:

    Never heard of peeing in a cup?

    1. redbaron42 says:

      I don’t think they have super-sized cups on jetliners.

  40. Andy says:

    Let us remember. This flight was lready delayed.

    Morover; ifteen minutes is too long to ask any elederly person to wait. Air France did not inquire sufficienlty regarding Depardieu’s urgency and caused the incident.

  41. Fishsnot says:

    This french pig should have been beaten down within an inch of his pathetic life and literally thrown from the aircraft door. He should NEVER be allowed to enter any aircraft within the U.S. borders.

    1. xavier says:

      Same for the U.S ski team guy, right?

    2. Japes Macfarland says:

      No US authority should be able to tell someone they cannot go to the bathroom; unless there’s a really, really good reason. How can you not appreciate that? (and yes I don’t agree with peeing on the floor…but agree that Gerard had a right to be upset with them telling him he can’t go to the bathroom.)

    3. Alvar the Fool says:

      Wow, your about 75 years late Hitler may have had a use for you….

  42. redbaron42 says:

    What’s wrong with urinating on the floor of an airplane when the airline refuses to make the toilets available for incontinental passengers such as Depardieu?

  43. niceguy says:

    He’s a pig.

  44. Jsmith says:

    What a dirtbag.

  45. Stephen Richard says:

    Anybody with half a brain knows the last checkpoint before boarding and aircraft is the ole mens room room for one last deposit.

  46. Baker says:

    This article is really poorly written. How about some standards CBS?

  47. Milwaukeemark says:

    Leave the guy alone. It’s obvious he can’t fit into adult diapers

  48. kendrick1 says:

    Poor fellow! He didn’t know what he was doing! He couldn’t see beyond his nose!!

  49. Rob says:

    It was to promote his new movie, “The Urinator”.

  50. Holy smokes, he’s gained a few pounds. Probably too much beer. Like many notable people throughout history, except this guy….

Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

Get Our Morning Briefs

Watch & Listen LIVE