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CHOCO
Nov 7th, 2002, 06:09 PM
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!"

Keith
Nov 7th, 2002, 07:14 PM
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."

CHOCO
Nov 7th, 2002, 11:17 PM
Caliing him fag boy is indeed insulting!

Richie77
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:53 AM
Both insulting and egotistical! Not to mention jerky. :fiery:
If he had been calling me those names, I would've introduced him to Mr. Right Fist!

Lola
Nov 8th, 2002, 04:22 AM
I still love him! (no matter what he says or does or whatever)

DeniseM
Nov 8th, 2002, 04:52 AM
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!!!

CHOCO
Nov 8th, 2002, 08:58 AM
Ironically, the volatile star played Gregory Harrison's gay lover in the 1996 film "It's My Party."

CHOCO
Nov 8th, 2002, 01:28 PM
:)

Helen Lawson
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:12 PM
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.

Beat
Nov 8th, 2002, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Helen Lawson
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".

CHOCO
Nov 8th, 2002, 04:28 PM
:)

CHOCO
Nov 8th, 2002, 06:16 PM
I admit, I was surprised at the behaviour of Eric considering that his sister is Julia Roberts who is so progressive.

Shane54
Nov 8th, 2002, 06:20 PM
BEAT!! That one was so damn good. Great one! LMAO!!!:p

JonBcn
Nov 8th, 2002, 06:37 PM
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.

vw43
Nov 8th, 2002, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by JonBcn
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..;)

G-Ha
Nov 8th, 2002, 08:24 PM
Eric's behavior was disgusting, but I agree, the term "bashing" conjures up images of some sort of physical abuse, which didn't happen here. But keep in mind, this is The Enquirer, and the headline, "Eric Roberts Offended Me" or "Eric Roberts Verbally Assaulted Me" isn't nearly as catchy as "Eric Roberts Gay-Bashed Me at the Gym". But how childish of Eric to resort to phrases one could expect to hear at a school playground, not from a grown man. I mean, is "fagboy" really the best he could come up with?

Come to think of it, I think I own a "movie" called "gymboy"...but the plot in this "movie" is much different than what we've read here. ;)

CHOCO
Nov 8th, 2002, 10:57 PM
C'mon guys, bashing can be verbal or physical. No excuse. Whether you do it on the radio or in person it's still bashing. Mr. Roberts put himself in this position by verbally bashing and insulting this guy.

Rich711
Apr 27th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Maybe you shouldn't spend so much time gawking and trying to cut in on every celebrity and cute guys workout, fatty. Go troll the public bathrooms and stop interrupting people trying to work out.

Pops Maellard
Apr 27th, 2012, 11:49 PM
The fuck? a decade-old bump.

http://gifs.gifbin.com/082009/1249977126_dramatic_black_woman.gif

Rich711
Apr 27th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Was trying to learn if Roberts was official out or not and found this annoying drama queen pretending to be Matthew Shepard. Didnt see the date, my bad.

Hurley
Apr 28th, 2012, 02:14 AM
Was trying to learn if Roberts was official out or not

That's why about 13% of new posters sign up for TennisForum.com.

Ryan
Apr 28th, 2012, 02:26 AM
What the hell... :lol: