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.

Tom Cruise Vows Action against Water Pranksters

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.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ben Harris (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 5:09 pm

    And THANK GOD she’s ok. I mean, if she was injured it could jeopardise the future of the Batman Begins sequel!

  2. him (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 5:39 pm

    Is it me or does Katie Holmes look like she’s melting? her face is all droopy and saggy. Yuck.

    I sw TC on parkinson the other night. I havent seen many interviews with him, but alls he talks about is Scientology. In this particular instance he was going about how there is no such thing as “mental problems” and everything can be fixed, without the use of drugs. Although it’s interesting, these people need to tone it down a bit.

    But I don’t blame him for pressing charges, good on him for not beating the prick to a pulp and getting himself in trouble (mind you, TC is very short, not really beating-to-a-pulp material). I’m sure if a Thai came up to you tomorrow (ie not songkran) and, for no good reason, sprayed you in the face with water primerily to embaress you, hey, you’d be fucked off as well.

  3. Paul (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2005 @ 10:39 pm

    No need to worry about Katie appearing in the Batman sequel. Thanks to her and Tom’s antics, studio execs have already announced that she WON’T be invited back. For Bruce Wayne’s new love interest, the studio will be casting, and I quote, a “stronger actress”

  4. Lisaya Mani (unregistered) on June 27th, 2005 @ 1:03 pm

    P’Paul, you have to admit though. He handled the whole water squirting thing pretty well, no?

    I don’t even think he really was going to press charges, it’s just the press is probably pushing for it.

    On the video when he got squirted he said it was okay but he just wanted to know why that guy would do such a thing and told him it was mean.

    Aside from the scientology crap, I think that he’s a pretty classy guy.

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