(PARIS) -- French film star Gerard Depardieu caused quite the scene aboard a grounded Air France flight Tuesday, when he unzipped his pants and relieved himself in the aisle after being told he couldn’t use the bathroom until the plane was airborne.
A passenger told the New York Post that Depardieu said, "Je veux pisser, je veux pisser."
"Then the attendant said, 'I'm sorry, you'll have to wait fifteen minutes, [when] we'll be in flight. The toilets are locked,'" the passenger explained to the Post.
The plane returned to the gate so the crew could clean up the actor’s mess.
The passenger who spoke to the Post claims that Depardieu had been drinking.
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