Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Kevin Spacey Breaks The Law - Gets Waiter Fired


Don't you just love actors who think they are better than the rest of the world and don't have to follow the same laws as the rest of us. How exactly does that work? Just because you are in a movie or on my television screen you suddenly have a right to break the law? Someone has given you permission? At what point do you feel comfortable as a celebrity to start breaking the law or treating people like crap?

Kevin Spacey has never been a very nice person and a waiter told Radar about how Kevin broke the law and how it cost the waiter his job.

Back in June the waiter was working at Clarke Cooke House in Rhode Island. Kevin stopped in for dinner with a group of his friends. Kevin immediately started smoking. Three times the waiter told Kevin it was against the law and the cigarette would need to be put out. By that time Kevin had finished his cigarette and told the waiter, "You're an aggressive prick." That sounds like Kevin.

During the dinner someone came up to Spacey and asked for a photo and Kevin said, "I don't do photos." Nice. You don't find class like that very often.

After dinner Kevin lit another cigarette and his dining companions did likewise. Our waiter was warned by the manager to get them to stop. The waiter tried to keep things light and said, "You're not allowed to smoke in here unless you're on fire." Kevin responded by saying, "I need you to get the f**k away from my table."

Somehow the owner of the restaurant found out that Kevin Spacey had been upset and so fired the waiter. It is this kind of boot licking and ass kissing and giving celebrities a sense of entitlement that makes the behavior even more rampant. The manager should have gone over and told Spacey to put out the cigarette. If he refused, call the cops or kick the guy out. Letting someone get away with a behavior just reinforces it and makes them an even bigger prick although Kevin Spacey doesn't need any being a prick lessons.

36 comments:

Sporky said...

If I were that waiter, I'd file a wrongful termination suit against the restaurant. Fuck Kevin Spacey and all those other celebs that think and act like him (hello Maria Shriver, yes I'm talking about you).

MISCH said...

THE OWNER OF THE RESTAURANT SHOULD BE ASHAMED.....
AND SCREW KEVIN SPACEY YOU ARE NOT BETTER THAN THE REST OF US....

Pinky said...

Jackass.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I think the waiter should sue too.

Alice D Millionaire said...

Why was the waiter fired and not the manager? Not that anyone should be fired but the manager is the one who ordered the waiter to tell Kevin to put out his cancer stick.

jax said...

what an angry publicly closeted little man.

Ryan said...

You never see guff like that from George Wendt. I'm just sayin'.

Lady Metal said...

Holy poopstick, the owner of this restaurant is an arse!

MommaBear said...

I agree. The waiter should sue. The city and health department should also investigate and the restaurant should probably lose their business license and be written up for health code violations. If patrons and employee present at the time Spacey was smoking really wanted to show Spacey what a 'prick' looks like, they should sue him for endangering their health. Perhaps that's a little aggressive, but sometimes that's the only way assholes learn. I've never gotten a positive vibe off Spacey. He always struck me as an ugly person on the inside, and no amount of money or fame can cover that type of flaw up.

Patty said...

Is that picture supposed to imply something?

Anonymous said...

After Spacey didn't respond to the waiter's request, the manager should have been responsible for (1) getting them to stop smoking, or (2) throwing their entitled asses out of the restaurant. Non-smoking in restaurants is usually a city ordinance or even state law. I really don't know of many states which still allow smoking in restaurants. Spacey should know this. He just thinks he can get by with it because of who he is..and Kevin, you ain't all that.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

David Beckham came into my bar last year and he was nice as pie. Kevin Spacey...David Beckham...Kevin Spacey...David Beckham...I'm going to take a stab at it and say Beckham is a bigger celebrity than Spacey, yet he was great. I don't know where people get their sense of entitlement from.

shelly_bean said...

so much for "paying it forward." what a dick

Cancan said...

Enty, I'm sure you have some dirty blinds on Spacey. Please start revealing ASAP. Thx.

figgy said...

He was fired for not successfully getting them to stop smoking? or because Spacey got upset when told to quit?

Where were the other diners? I would've asked them to stop if I'd been there.

figgy said...

@Sporky, any stories on Maria Shriver?

mazemerizing said...

I hung out with Kevin Spacey on a movie set in the early '90s before he was well-known and he was a prick then. My two friends thought he was the coolest ever. I couldn't stand him. He loved showing off his (actually really good) impersonations of Burt Lancaster and Johnny Carson. He also bragged about his threesomes, but I think the female part of the threesome was more for the benefit of the other guy than for Kevin. Total egotistical dickwad IMHO.

Sporky said...

figgy - I'm just referring to her being caught on her cellphone while driving, and also a story I heard where a while back she'd parked illegally in West L.A. and when she was called on it, she gave the "don't you know who I am?" speech.

Drcocks said...

I think he is a very average actor and can't stand him in most of his shitty movies but I really started hating him after I saw him on Letterman one night. He was trying to be so cool and feigned anger that Dave and Paul had a drink from Jamba juice, so Dave offered his drink to him. Spacey took the lid off and poured it all over the set, carpet, sofa, etc. I thought Dave was going to bitch slap him. He is long overdue a beat down.

empyrios said...

asshole. hopefully something good will come out of this for the waiter.

it doesn't change the fact that The Usual Suspects is one of my fav movies of all time.

said it before and i'll say it again- love the art, not the artist!

spacey is now the poster child for that motto :)

Nichole Fisher said...

FYI - in RI it's state law that you can't smoke in restaurants and has been that way for a few years now.

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Unknown said...

I hope none of you people are on a jury of my piers. I am not trying to be an ass, really I am not. But this is one unverified side of a story. Look at the story recently of a mother accusing a well loved HS foot ball coach of hitting her altistic child. Drug him to court - and yet video evidence proved he had not approached the child. The mother will not be charged for filing false reports. How do we know based off our society this waiter is being 100% honest???
Don't get me wrong I do believe he was smpking and I do believe he said "I don't do photos". But seriously to toss a person with name recongition under the bus like this - based off a small "story". I want the story verified before I pass judgement.

Ok, sorry if I have offended anyone, I didn't mean to.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Robert:

Who cares about him not wanting to take a picture? It's about a celebrity breaking the law and someone getting fired because they told him to stop. Think they'd be that lenient with you? No.

Pookie said...

what an ass.

von said...

If this story proves to be true (and I reckon it is true), what was with the manager passing the responsibility? Spineless much? After the first unsuccessful attempt, the manager should have taken over and done it. Pathetic.

And the owner sucks.

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Majik said...

There was a well known incident in Toronto a couple of years back...our collective fave, Sean Peen, lit up a butt and started smoking away during a press conference. Now, if that had been ME, I would have been fined. Was Peen fined? No. Was the hotel? Yup--the Hotel was fined for not telling the Peen he couldn't smoke.

Smoking in public places has been banned under the "Smoke Free Ontario Act" for years, now--you can't walk ten feet without there being a sign. He should have been fined...AND deported, but maybe that's just me.

nancer said...

as for the picture implying something, doesn't everyone know spacey is gay? i know someone who worked on a movie set in texas with him and he prefers them young too. real young.

nunaurbiz said...

I'm with Robert. Something about this story doesn't pass the "smell test." (Ugh, reeky ciggy smoke. Gag!)

Not saying Spacey can be a prick, because I know he can be, but it just doesn't sound right. Maybe he's a prick and maybe the waiter is a sniveling whiny creep who was a bad waiter and is using this to get his 15 minutes and make the place he used to work look bad.

I'm withholding judgment on this one.

nunaurbiz said...

P.S. DK how that state does it, but where I live, the OWNER would be cited by the state for violating law, not the waiter or manager or customer.

Tully Mars said...

Why was he in Rhode Island? Was Provincetown closed?

Wil said...

I can't say it better than Jax did. He has issues that make him think he can treat the world like shit. F*ck him.. and the waiter should sue!

Lioness70 said...

Fuck Spacey. If I were the owner, I would have thrown him out, regardless of who he was.

What is WITH that picture? That's one of the funniest "candid" shots I've seen in a while. I spit my coffee all over the monitor!

Tania said...

That picture has been around for awhile. It's hilarious.

I'm not going to take a side on whether the story is or isn't likely to be true. I'll just say that if someone lights up near me in a restaurant where it's not allowed, and refuses to stub it out, I would feel inclined to tip my water over their head! And I wouldn't give a damn who it was. Entitled, arrogant behaviour should not be encouraged.

-Dangerously said...

This doucher's story had the stink of 'my 15 minutes' all over it from the start. But just in case you were having sinus issues when you read it, here's Spacey's side of the story:

"The problem responding to stories creates is setting up an expectation that you'll respond to everything. But I do find it curious that none of the interviews the waiter has done mentions that we were outside on the deck of a balcony. Another staff person told us we could smoke out there, cause it was closing time & no other customers were around.

Then this waiter came by & we told him to talk to the person who said we could smoke. There are at least 6 people who would verify how unnecessarily aggressive he was, so we told him to f off. We never complained; never told anyone about the brief exchange & put our cigarettes’ out. So how am I responsible?

And for those of you concerned that I smoke . . . I quit June 21st . . . a bet I had with Dana Brunetti (my business partner), which I have honored since. Nothing to do with the BS in Rhode Island."

Interesting, isn't it?

Now, can we all stop bashing the dude?

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