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

  • Kathy Cobb

    Common Sense Post #2:
    We live in a civilized society. We each extend little niceties to each other every day unless you are Alvar the Horrible (just kidding).
    Here is how the conversation should have gone:
    Depardieu: Excuse me, Ms. Flight Attendant, may I use the bathroom?
    Flight Attendant: Can you hold it for 15 minutes, or is it an emergency?
    Depardieu: It’s an emergency that may result in an unfavorable outcome for all involved.
    Flight Attendant has two choices at this point:
    Response #1: Ok, I will get the keys right away.
    Response #2: I do not have any way to unlock the bathroom; you may leave the plane immediately. You have 15 minutes to be back.
    Depardieu: Why thank you Ms. Flight Attendant
    Flight Attendant: You are quite welcome.
    Now, how hard would that have been for either party? We do things like this every single day. There is enough blame to go around here. The flight attendant could have been more compassionate, communicative, and could have used a bit more common sense. Girard could have been more communicative as to how badly he had to go and acted less like a pig (darn, I just insulted a pig, sorry Ms. Piggy).
    This is not Romper Room; we are adults. Excuse me now, I have to go and pee on Alvar.

  • Kathy Cobb

    Common Sense Post #1:
    For those of you who think the answer to all of the problems in pee-ville are Depends, you are quite wrong. If every person who had to pee all the time, actually peed, it would be toxic. Depends are meant for leakage problems for those who have bladder problems (most over 50), or if you have a tendency to pee the bed. In rare cases, yes, sometimes, you cannot hold it. However, can you imagine how pleasant it would have been had he been wearing Depends and peed? He would have had to marinate in his own juices for the entire flight. Anyone who has flown knows that airline bathrooms are ridiculously small. There is barely enough room to wipe your butt and wash your hands (which I hope you all do). There is no way to clean up properly after an accident, and then , what to do with the diaper? Flush it down the toilet? Nooooooooooo . . . but that still does not excuse his actions.

  • Ben Dover

    Thank God Gerard Depardieu made a Pee and not a Poo.

  • Jack

    thank god he’s not a US olympic skier, then there could be consequences.

  • Bob

    He’s nothing but a fat French pig.

  • the gray lensman

    Reality is….when you gotta go, you gotta go. The airline industry better figure out how to accommodate the basic needs of its customers. There were no winners in this incident. As the French would say: OUI OUI!

  • Henry Thoreau

    He’s French. I expect them to be worthless and disgusting.

  • Count Yob

    Watch out for the pie-eyed Frenchman with the big distended bladder. He’ll attack the bathroom like it’s the Bastille.

  • gaymedia

    I always use the restroom BEFORE getting on a plane, BUT 1) it takes time to board a plane nd take off AND 2) Planes do not always take off on time. They hold you for HOURS. If you are taxiing for take off they don’t want you out of your seat EVEN if you are number 8 for take off. I told the stewardess it was important before it reached critical and she kept telling me no. I told her when the core was exposed and we were about to go solid. Finally when I reached meltdown, we were number one for take off, but had been waiting for TEN minutes there. Finally, I jumped out of my seat ducked into the loo I was next to peed and was back in my seat in 40 seconds. The stewardess freaked, but then she flipped when she aw how fast I was back in my seat and she called the pilot to say I was back in my seat as he was revving the engines for take off. No problem. I thin he should have used the barf bag, but chicks can’t just whip it out and point and click. We have a whole situation to deal with. Don’t make people wait to pee!

  • commonsense

    All airplane bathrooms are locked during takeoff and landing procesures for the safety of the passengers. Someone unrestrained (no seatbelt) in a bathroom during takeoff could be seriously injured.

    However, if he was unable to wait, he could have asked for some type of container to use. Or the stewardess could have offered some other solution, if she had been told it was an emergency.

    Well, maybe he was too inebriated to verbally indicate that it WAS an emergency?

    • commonsense

      I apologize for the typo. I meant procedures, not procesures.

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