Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, known for his acting roles in films like Bend It Like Beckham and Woody Allen’s Match Point as well as his starring role in the cable series The Tudors, caused a drunken ruckus in a NYC’s JFK airport in which he used the much dreaded “N” word.

According to, the Irish actor was banned from the airline earlier this month after United Airlines employees prevented him from boarding a 7AM flight from New York City to Los Angeles after the actor had been drinking vodka heavily in the first class lounge.

When airline employees confronted him, he grew belligerent and let loose the “N” word towards an employee after they told him that he would not be allowed on the flight.

Meyers has a history of alcohol related incidents.  In 2007, he was arrested in Dublin airport for being drunk and in breach of peace just seven months after leaving a rehab program.  Those charges were later dropped.

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