It wasn't her best moment.
Ruby Rose was kicked out of a New Orleans restaurant on May 13 after she repeatedly threw French fries at staff following a dispute over a long wait time and, she alleges, disrespectful comments made by a bartender.
"She was having like a tantrum. She was awful," Rebellion Bar and Urban Kitchen owner Seung Hong told Nola.com and The Times-Picayune. "She was a horrible person."
Ruby, 30 -- who was in New Orleans for a DJ gig that night -- later tried to justify her bad behavior, explaining in a Facebook post that she threw food because "it's hard not to react emotionally" when a staffer who offered her table free drinks to compensate for a long wait time repeatedly made "derogatory jokes about the sobriety I worked so hard to achieve."
Here's the he said/she said of what happened:
According to the restaurant owner, despite reservations being full for the night and having three large groups pre-booked for the evening, he and his staff still attempted to accommodate Ruby's group when someone in her camp reached out to secure a table. He claimed they were warned ahead of time about a possible lengthy wait time.
The "Orange Is the New Black" actress' group arrived and was seated 15 minutes later, and got its appetizers 40 minutes after ordering and entrees 10 minutes after that, he explained to the newspaper.
When the table made it clear they were upset about the long wait, "I offered to comp the appetizers, but [Ruby] was losing her cool, and then I offered to buy them a round of drinks," the owner told the paper, noting that the actress declined the drinks.
He says that when one of his bartenders walked by, Ruby threw food at him. "He thought maybe it was an accident, so he came back and he asked, 'Is everything ok?' And she picked up a handful of French fries and threw them at him," adds the owner.
That's when the owner asked her to leave. "Ruby was already kind of pretty over-the-top upset, kind of laying into me, which -- whatever, I'm in the service industry and it's my job to please customers," he added. "It was the first time I've ever had to ask someone to leave."
The next day, Ruby took to Facebook to share her side of the story.
She wrote that after the bartender offered them drinks, "I explained I'm sober, but thank you."
"He then made some really rude and vulgar comments [about my sobriety] to the table," she added. "So I threw a singular fry at him. Then he came back as we were getting ready to leave and continued making awful comments, so I continued with the fries."
She went on, "Every day I learn new lessons about handling cultural and social ignorance. I am deeply regretful to the French fry and I am regretful that I reacted at all. Maybe next time I won't throw fries, then again, maybe next time that bartender won't tell someone who is sober to 'go call your f--king sponsor!'"
She wrote that she once worked in the hospitality business for five years and has "huge love, respect and admiration for servers around the world and how hard they work. I also have mad love for New Orleans and I want to come back 100 times if you will have me."
"Next time, dinner at my place," she concluded.
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