Clooney and Wynn in Public Battle Over Dinner Remarks
Actor George Clooney and casino owner Steve Wynn are involved in a public war of words. The two were out to dinner when Wynn allegedly called the president an “arsehole”; Clooney reportedly defended the president while Wynn continued to bash him.
The argument continued over the weekend when Wynn appeared on Bloomberg’s Market Makers are called Clooney “mollycoddled” and suggested he drank too much at dinner.
Clooney responded with a statement which read: “Steve Wynn and I have met three times, two times for dinner. That is the extent of our knowledge of one another, so I will refrain from trying to categorize him based on the little time we’ve spent together, but I will not let his version of the truth go unchallenged. He now says he didn’t call the president an ‘arsehole.’ That is false. He bellowed ‘I voted for the arsehole,’ and then called him the same thing several more times as the dinner came to an abrupt end.”
The statement went on to say that there were eight other witnesses at the table and denied drinking the 16 shots of tequila that Wynn claimed he drank. The statement continued to ridicule Wynn and concluded telling Wynn that “you can’t make up stories when eight people who are not on your payroll are sitting around you as witnesses.”