Police at Los Angeles International Airport detained Jonathan Rhys Meyers on Sunday, July 8, after he was allegedly caught vaping during a flight from Miami to L.A., Us Weekly confirms.
The airport’s public information officer tells Us that police received a call “regarding a smoker” on an American Airlines plane at approximately 8 p.m. “Police met the plane at the gate,” the PIO says. “Police conducted a full investigation and found there was no domestic incident or smoking incident that had occurred and found that there was no crime.”
The PIO adds that airline employees claimed that “there was drinking involved, but not enough” to cause a disruption.
According to TMZ, which was first to report the news, Meyers, 40, had been arguing with his wife, Mara Lane, while traveling with their 18-month-old son, Wolf. The website reported that the “tirade was laced with profanities and upset other passengers.” Meyers allegedly smoked an e-cigarette on his way to the bathroom, which is a federal violation, but he stopped when a flight attendant asked him to do so.
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FREDRIKSTAD, NORWAY - DECEMBER 18: Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the premiere of The 12th Man at Fredrikstad Cinema on December 18, 2017 in Fredrikstad, Norway. (Photo by Rune Hellestad - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 23: Jonathan Rhys Meyers visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane attend the 'Roots' night one screening at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on May 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the 'London Town' screening during the 60th BFI London Film Festival at Haymarket Cinema on October 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 07: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Mara Lane attend AMBI GALA in honor of Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers on May 07, 2016 in Rome, . (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 07: Producer Lady Monika Bacardi, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and producer Andrea Iervolino attend AMBI GALA in honor of Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers on May 07, 2016 in Rome, . (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - APRIL 04: Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends 'Roots' Photocall as part of MIPTV 2016 on April 4, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 04: Actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers poses on set of the movie 'BLACK BUTTERFLY' by AMBI Group on May 04, 2016 in Rome, . (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
IRVINE, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the opening night premiere of Cavalia's 'Odysseo' at Odysseo's White Big Top on February 6, 2016 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends the Barretstown 20th Anniversary Gala Ball at Convention Centre on September 27, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 28: Jonathan Rhys Meyers leaving the Groucho club on November 28, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Jonathan Rhys Meyers attends a private view of Nikolai Von Bismarck's new photography exhibition 'In Ethiopia' at 12 Francis Street Gallery on December 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
“Depression is a real concern from past abuse as well as alcoholism which he was born with,” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “He has been able to turn any ugliness and hurt in his life into art and is the strongest person I know. I do not know anyone who has been through what he has been through and reached his level of successes. It does seem though that every time we seem to be making so much progress… sometimes it’s like two steps forward, one step back. … my husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and depression and drank between jobs to try to cope with the sadness of this news.”