WEST HOLLYWOOD—Three men allegedly shouted anti-gay slurs at a West Hollywood Starbucks found themselves in an altercation with Emmy Award-winning actor and screenwriter Leslie Jordan on Wednesday, July 29. TMZ first reported the story.
The incident took place at around 11 a.m., when three young men, said to have appeared to be African-American and Hispanic, began to loudly use the word f****. One of them shouted “you will die f***ing f*****s!”
The manager asked one of the suspects to leave the establishment. The man refused and the three continued to shout the slurs.
Joseph Daniels, a photographer who witnessed the incident, told Wehoville.com that Jordan approached the men and told them to “get out of my house.” After the men exited the Starbucks, Jordan proceeded to follow.
Once outside, one of the men attempted to lunge at Jordan, who then hurled his cup of coffee at the man. Daniels also claims one of individuals threw his drink in the man’s direction.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and spoke to everyone involved in the incident. Daniels maintains that the police asked those in the restaurant not to press charges against the three men, out of fear it may provoke them to file their own charges against Jordan.
The three men were released and seen walking down Santa Monica Boulevard, according to Daniels, still using the slurs and displaying gestures.
Jordan who is openly gay, has appeared on a long list of films and TV shows including, “Boston Legal,” “Will & Grace” and the 2011 Oscar-winning film “The Help.”