“I did something wrong, on every level” – reports – Manila Bulletin

James Corden (Facebook)

Days after he allegedly called and apologized to a restaurant owner for his allegedly abusive behavior towards staff, popular English TV host James Corden broke his silence and claimed he had “nothing hurt.”

“I haven’t done anything wrong, on any level,” Corden said in an interview with The New York Times to promote his Amazon Prime Video miniseries “Mammals.”

Corden did not say if he had recently apologized to Keith McNally, owner of the Balthazar restaurant. But he described the restaurant’s hubbub as “stupid”.

“I was there. I get it. I feel so zen about the whole thing. Because I think it’s so silly. I just think it’s below all of us. It’s below you. It’s definitely under your post,” Corden told The New York Times.

Harry Styles (left) and James Corden (Facebook)

A few days ago, McNally said he forgave the TV show that called on him to apologize profusely.

“James Corden just called me and apologized profusely. Having gotten myself into more trouble than most people, I’m a firm believer in second chances. So if James Corden lets me host his Late, Late Show for 9 months, I ‘ll immediately rescind his ban from Balthazar. No of course not. But….anyone who is magnanimous enough to apologize to a slacker like me (and my staff) does not deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar. So come back to 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is forgiven. xx,” McNally wrote on Instagram.

Corden also said, “I really haven’t read anything. It’s strange. It’s strange when you were there. I think I’ll probably have to talk about it on Monday’s show. My feeling, often, is never to explain, never to complain. But I’ll probably have to talk about it.

Reacting to Corden’s “I didn’t do anything wrong” comment, McNally took to Instagram and wrote, “I have no desire to kick a man when he’s down. Especially one who worth $100 million but when James Corden said in the NY Times yesterday that he had done nothing wrong, on any level, was he kidding Or did he deny abusing my servers Whatever Corden wanted to say, his implication was clear: he didn’t.

“Although I did not witness the incident, many employees at my restaurant did. They had nothing to gain by lying. Corden did.

“I would like James Corden to live up to his initials Almighty and be clear. If the extremely talented actor wants to reclaim the respect he had from all of his fans (all 4) before this incident, then he should at least admit he did something wrong. If he goes further and apologizes to the 2 waiters he insulted, I’ll let him eat free at Balthazar for the next 10 years,” McNally added.

Tom Cruise (right) and James Corden (Facebook)

McNally shared two examples of Corden’s unpleasant behavior at the restaurant, according to a report from dailymail.com.

In the first incident, McNally said Corden found a hair in his main course while dining there in June, before demanding free drinks for the mistake.

“After eating his main course, Corden showed the hair to Balthazar’s manager, G., who apologized. Corden was extremely mean to G and said, ‘Bring us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all our drinks so far. That way I write nasty reviews on yelp or something,” McNally said.

During the second incident, Corden asked for a table outside and Carey ordered an egg yolk omelette with a salad. The TV host dined with his wife, Julia Carey, at the restaurant on October 9 for brunch.

The couple complained to the waiter that there was ‘a bit of egg white mixed in with the yolk’ and sent the dish back.



Javier E. Swan