Will Slater rally to defense?
The world’s greatest surfer, in the midst of a scintillating potential love triangle between Gisele Bündchen and her estranged husband Tom Brady, is no stranger to fame. Aside from the aforementioned Brazilian supermodel, Slater has dated Pamela Anderson, pals around with ex-United States President Barack Obama, is on a first-name basis with race car driver Lewis Hamilton etc. but a real favorite of his notable pals is Bill Murray.
The iconic comedian has delighted for years, from Saturday Night Live to Caddyshack to The Life Aquatic, though was just viciously accused by actor Seth Green of abuse who told Variety:
When I was nine years old, I did a spot on ‘Saturday Night Live’ when Mary Gross was one of the on-the-scene anchor people for the news, and she did a whole thing about what kids think about the Christmas holiday,” Green said, adding that he killed time backstage by watching television. Murray was the host of that particular “SNL” episode.
“[Murray] saw me sitting on the arm of this chair and made a big fuss about me being in his seat,” Green said. “And I was like, ‘That is absurd. I am sitting on the arm of this couch. There are several lengths of this sofa. Kindly eff off.’ And he was like, ‘That’s my chair.’”
Although Green’s mom suggested that her son move so that Murray could sit wherever he wanted, Green remained steadfast and refused to give up the seat. The comedian said, “Are you this much of a jerk? This rude to tell a nine year old to get out of your chair. What is this power play?”
“He picked me up by my ankles,” Green said. “Held me upside down…He dangled me over a trash can and he was like, ‘The trash goes in the trash can.’ And I was screaming, and I swung my arms, flailed wildly, full contact with his balls. He dropped me in the trash can, the trash can falls over. I was horrified. I ran away, hid under the table in my dressing room and just cried.”
To be honest, I’m totally with Murray on this one. It seems like Green was being annoying and very much deserved some hazing. More importantly, though, do you think Kelly Slater will rush to the defense of his friend or just let the tabloids tear him up?
Currently more questions than answers.