Pie and sauce By Andrew Hornery
June 10, 2005
When will it end? On Wednesday night Channel Seven news claimed Russell Crowe abused a Thai student after being upset about a pie he was served at Harry's Cafe de Wheels. The student, 24, said the incident took place while she was working at Harry's last October, adding that Crowe didn't like the beef pie he had ordered and became abusive. "[He was] very abusive, aggressive," she told the network.
When Crowe was asked to leave, he allegedly said: "Do you know who I am? You should know this is not your country."
But the man himself says the story is a "complete fabrication".
"Last time I had a pie at Harry's was September '04 with [father-in-law] Don Spencer. No, I wasn't happy with the pie and I asked what had happened to the quality level. I said the guy must be catching rats, dumped the pie and went home," Crowe told Spike yesterday.
"Yes, I was pissed off, but the pie was horrible. The night I was there, two guys were working: a Chinese guy and an Aussie guy. The Thai student conversation is a complete fabrication."
Seven's Chris Reason stuck to his story yesterday, saying he had two witnesses, though Seven broadcast Crowe's denial last night, in fairness.