Songkran revellers are a bunch of jerks
Though this has absolutely nothing to do with Bangkok, for future reference, I think it’s a good idea if we don’t invite Maverick to the Land of Smiles during the Songkran season.
Hollywood star Tom Cruise is set to take action against the four men who staged a prank where the actor was blasted with water from a phony microphone in London on Monday. Cruise called the man a “jerk” and the “perp” and the three others were hauled off to jail by British authorities. They were later released on bail.
Now a spokeswoman for Cruise says he may press the matter and press charges.
ITV reports that the London police have said they will leave it up to Cruise to decide whether or not to press charges against the four fellows, who were filming a segment for a new Channel 4 comedy show in which people — famous and not — get squirted with water.
It now looks as if he will press the matter to the nth degree. “Tom wants to take action but we will decide in due course what that will be,” said the actor’s spokeswoman. “He is not just going to forget about it.
Is that part of the Scientology code? How about we just give Tom a super-soaker and let him get even?
Cruise was caught on tape berating the man. “Why would you do that…why would you do that–Why would you do that? That’s incredibly rude. I’m here giving you an interview and you do that…it’s incredibly rude — You’re a jerk… you’re a jerk.” Indeed. And wouldn’t it be jerk-like to press charges for a splash of water in the face.
Katie lovers can rest easy–she was at his side but unharmed in the horrible water assault. No word on whether she will sue for emotional distress.