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ERIC ROBERTS GAY-BASHED ME AT THE GYM
November 06, 2002

"Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts' behavior was less than perfect when he spewed anti-gay slurs at a member of his Hollywood gym.

Waiter Marlowe Smith told The ENQUIRER that Julia Roberts' hotheaded brother "worked out his mouth more than his body at the gym.

"He berated me like some schoolyard bully. It was shocking and hurtful.

"It started when Eric and I both went to work out on the biceps machine. I was about to use it but Eric had the pin that's used to adjust the weight.

"He glared at me and said, 'If you had been paying attention you would have seen that I had the pin, fag boy.'

"It was completely out of nowhere . . . he just went off on me. Then he kept saying it over and over . . . he must have called me 'fag boy' at least 12 times.

"Then he added fuel to the fire by calling me 'fat boy' because he's in really good physical shape.

"I've heard about his bad temper from other people in the gym so I just moved on to doing my chest presses.

"When Eric was done working on his biceps he walked past me and said, 'It's all yours, fag boy.'

"He just wouldn't let it go, so I said something to the girl at the front desk. She told me it wasn't the first time she's heard about Eric's foul mood.

"I'm gay, and I'm not ashamed of it.

"But I was embarrassed and belittled. Roberts had no right to go off on me like that!"

Smith said the incident occurred at the popular Hollywood Gym, which is also frequented by Denzel Washington, Harry Connick Jr., Farrah Fawcett, Tyra Banks, Shawn Wayans and other celebrities.

Eric's bad-boy reputation is well earned. In 1987 he was arrested in New York for attempted assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of cocaine and marijuana. In 1995 he was busted for assaulting his wife Eliza.

Ironically, the volatile star played Gregory Harrison's gay lover in the 1996 film "It's My Party."

"I recognized Eric from his role in 'It's My Party' and actually respected him as an actor," Smith added.

"But after his brutal tongue-lashing I'll never go see another movie he's in!"
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I honestly don't see much bashing going on. I'm gay, but seriously...Eric was being a pompous egotistical jerk.

What movie has he been in recently?

my favorite line:

"Then he added fuel to the fire by calling me 'fat boy' because he's in really good physical shape."
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Caliing him fag boy is indeed insulting!
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Both insulting and egotistical! Not to mention jerky.
If he had been calling me those names, I would've introduced him to Mr. Right Fist!
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I still love him! (no matter what he says or does or whatever)

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Hey, wait a minute, this article was in The Enquirer.

If it is the Enquirer that I think it might be, then there's no reason to believe anything like the story ever happened!!!

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Ironically, the volatile star played Gregory Harrison's gay lover in the 1996 film "It's My Party."
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Maybe in an upcoming movie he is playing a homophobic fitness freak who is loud and likes to offend people and his director told him to try it out in real life.

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Maybe in an upcoming movie he is playing a homophobic fitness freak who is loud and likes to offend people and his director told him to try it out in real life.
LOL! and the movie is called "gymboy".


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I admit, I was surprised at the behaviour of Eric considering that his sister is Julia Roberts who is so progressive.
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I'm sorry, but the whiny guy complaining about this just sounds like he wants attention to me. 'Bashing' to me would indicate some form of physical violence, which there was not. If Roberts has said that to me I'd've responded by intimidating the hell out him in the changing rooms...or saying, "yeah, I'm a fucking fag - you want some?" That would shut him up.

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I'm sorry, but the whiny guy complaining about this just sounds like he wants attention to me. 'Bashing' to me would indicate some form of physical violence, which there was not. If Roberts has said that to me I'd've responded by intimidating the hell out him in the changing rooms...or saying, "yeah, I'm a fucking fag - you want some?" That would shut him up.
Ahh, but with your charm Jon, he may have said yes..

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