Response to lawsuit

News about a civil lawsuit against Jonathan from an airline customer service director has hit the gossip and entertainment blogs. The JRMfansite does not condone the alleged behavior however, it’s important to clear up misconceptions that are now unfortunately out there. Jonathan was not arrested. This lawsuit has been filed almost a year after the incident in which no police reports were filed and no criminal charges were brought against him. This is a civil suit seeking money for damages only. Jonathan’s lawyer has released a strong statement in response to the lawsuit.

From Monsters & Critics:

Jonathan Rhys Meyers responds to lawsuit
By Nicola Pittam Mar 17, 2011, 4:04 GMT

The Tudors’ star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has hit back at an airline worker who has slapped him with a lawsuit.

Meyers is being sued by Kathryn Williams who claims he assaulted, battered, and verbally abused her after being barred from stepping on an early morning flight.

But last night Meyer’s attorney Michael Miller released a statement saying the lawsuit was a ‘blatant attempt to shake down a celebrity’.

Miller said, ‘This is nothing more than a blatant attempt to shake down a celebrity, and it is not going to succeed.

‘Ms Williams began publicizing her allegations only after Mr Meyers said no to her demand to be paid an exorbitant amount of money for something that never happened.

‘The fact is that Mr Meyers and Ms Williams had no physical contact whatsoever nor was he verbally abusive.

‘It’s as simple as that. If we have to go to court to establish the truth, we will do just that – and we have no doubt that we will prevail.’

This is all the JRMfansite will post regarding the lawsuit unless there’s any further official statements from Jonathan’s lawyer, management, or PR. I hope this matter is settled justly without further distress to all parties involved. Thanks.

UPDATE: After all claims were rejected by Jonathan’s lawyer, the lawsuit was suddenly dropped with a complete retraction of the alleged behavior.

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  1. Suzanne says
    17 March 11 at 4:32pm

    Thanks, Alyse, to have posted it.
    Indeed, it’s a blatant attempt.

  2. Dolly says
    18 March 11 at 1:17pm

    “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.” -Elvis Presley

    Hang in there Jonny. The truth – just like the sun – will shine in the end!

  3. Regina says
    18 March 11 at 2:22pm

    It’s a shame that every site on internet is reporting the accusations of the woman, but no one reports the statement of his lawyer!

  4. Ana says
    18 March 11 at 2:33pm

    Celebrities have a reputation to maintain, and are constantly subjected to raids without evidence, and must be defended. A CITIZEN can be sued, but tests are needed to convict him, then why do we condemn celebrities without proof? Do they have to pay blackmail to keep their reputation?

  5. Fanny says
    18 March 11 at 11:02pm

    Jonny, always support your on-going battle with alcoholism openly, it’s never easy. You are a nice and brave man. Keep delivering good projects to all your fans.

  6. numbers game says
    19 March 11 at 7:33pm

    Several websites now report that she has dropped her lawsuit.

  7. Sheri says
    20 March 11 at 5:54am

    Just read this morning that she dropped the lawsuit. :)

  8. Rebecca says
    22 March 11 at 1:47pm

    Thank your for posting this information. With all the other very important things going on in the world now you would think that this would not even be news. I love the fact that you will only post official statements about this matter here. This is the best JRM fansite!


    Rebecca : )

  9. Staci says
    31 March 11 at 5:09pm

    I’m so happy that the lawsuit has been dropped! I think those allegations were absolutley ridiculous!

  10. Marc says
    04 April 11 at 2:30am

    it is indeed a blatant attempt… i have also read an article that she already dropped the lawsuit…

  11. Alyse says
    04 April 11 at 7:16pm

    Thanks Rebecca!

    This really means a lot! :)

  12. Barbara says
    27 May 11 at 12:42pm

    I am so sick of people always attacking stars and it has to stop. Actors are people too and have feelings also, and attacking them also means hurting their families. Thank you JRM website for showing us how honest you are. I love JRM acting and he is a good person. Love Barb

  13. sarah-janepearce says
    28 May 11 at 9:47am

    I cannot believe the nerve of some people ! How can they do such a terrible thing to someone!

    Jonathan you are a truely brilliant actor and don’t let the buggers get you down!

  14. Shilpa says
    11 June 11 at 9:45pm

    I love you John. And I have faith in you. I believe that this bad time will pass away like the sun rises after the night. You will get out of this controversy very soon.

  15. Jodie says
    30 June 11 at 8:37am

    John, alcoholism is a tough battle to beat. There is a genetic basis in developing alcoholism. My husband has it too. Sometimes it takes a lot of help from others, but seek the help and you will get there. Be with people who will help your confidence and build your resistance to alcohol, not those who tear you down. Believe in yourself and when you feel that you could not get any lower or feel any worse, that is when profound awareness of yourself can emerge and changes can be made. Have faith in yourself and challenge your problem. You are handsome, smart and intelligent and you can beat this!!

  16. Jennifer says
    02 July 11 at 3:01pm

    Does this guy ever get a break? I hope he successfully battles his demons before it’s too late. A lawsuit seems a bit excessive here.

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