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James Corden ‘apologises’ after New York restaurant ban over ‘abusive’ behaviour

18/10/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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James Corden has found himself at the centre of controversy this week after the actor was alleged to have been banned from a New York restaurant because he was “abusive” to staff. 

The Gavin and Stacey star was called out publicly on Instagram by the owner of Manhattan restaurant, Balthazar. 

Owner Keith McNally branded the Late Late Show host a “tiny cretin of a man”, and went on to post details of two occasions where Corden had reportedly been “extremely nasty” to staff members. 

James Corden was called out by the New York restaurant (Credit: Alamy)

The first was when Corden is said to have found a hair in his food – something McNally noted was “diabolical,” but still didn’t merit the reaction it got. 

The restaurant owner said a staff member was “very apologetic”, but alleged that Corden had demanded a round of free drinks “this second”, and asked the restaurant to “take care of all our drinks so far,” unless they wanted a nasty review. 

The second incident came when Corden complained there was “a little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk in his wife’s omelette.

McNally said that the kitchen promptly remade the dish, but then sent the TV star fries instead of salad.

“That’s when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: ‘You can’t do your job! You can’t do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!'”

When the manager spoke to Corden, the restaurant owner says that he “was pleasant to him but nasty to the server,” who is said to have been left “very shaken”.

A few hours after McNally posted the claims on social media, he says that Corden reached out to say sorry.

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Balthazar New York has since revoked its ban (Credit: Alamy)

James Corden just called me and apologised profusely,” McNally wrote in a separate post. “Having f*cked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe in second chances.”

He added: “Anyone magnanimous enough to apologise to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar.

“All is Forgiven.”

Twisted has contacted James Corden for comment.

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