Report: Russell Crowe Melts Down Defending Roger Ailes
Russell Crowe’s well-documented spate of meltdowns is continuing, according to Page Six. The star, who plays the late Fox News chairman Roger Ailes in Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, was scheduled to take part in a panel discussion about the series at Build Studio in NYC, but lost it when it learned that the host wanted to introduce Crowe to the stage in a manner that he reportedly felt would make Ailes look bad.
"It was harmless," a source tells Page Six. "But Russell threw himself into a rage as soon as he heard it. It had not been preapproved by his people. He refused to walk out on the stage. He was screaming at people and then just stormed out onto the street."
While that happened, his castmates Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts, Annabelle Wallis and Seth MacFarlane were onstage. When host Ricky Camilleri introduced the panel, he referred to Ailes as a "sick person." Ailes resigned from Fox in 2016 after being accused of sexual harassment and bullying.
A rep for Crowe disputed the insider’s account of the exchange.