Leslie Jordan confronts homophobe at West Hollywood Starbucks: “Get out of my house!”
Leslie Jordan just wasn’t having it.
The Sordid Lives star was inside a Starbucks in the heart of West Hollywood on Wednesday when he overheard a homophobic slur being used by someone in a group of three men waiting in line.
The slur was used while group were talking loudly to each other sharing what TMZ describes as ‘heterosexual exploits.’
WehoVille reports that Jordan then yelled: ‘Get out of my house!’
The manager of the Starbucks asked the trio to leave and on their way out one of them yelled: ‘You will die f****** f******.’
Jordan, 60, followed the men out to deliver a stern lecture. When one of the trio allegedly came at him, Jordan threw his cold drink on him.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, who patrol West Hollywood, were called to the scene.
The three men were handcuffed and interviewed but ultimately no arrests were made.
Jordan won an Emmy for his recurring role of Beverly Leslie on the sitcom Will & Grace. More recently, he played an editor in the film The Help, did guest spots on American Horror Story: Coven and was a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
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If one of the men did take a swipe at Mr Jordan the cold coffee in the face would be self defense IMO. I had hoped Mr Jordan would have pressed charges-this homophobic behavior won’t change until these assholes know they can’t get away with it.
I have loved Leslie ever since I first saw him. I’m guessing it was on TV but I can’t remember what program…he’s been on so many. I watched his one-man comedy routine (maybe on YouTube?…I can’t remember). It was so funny and also profound…his wisdom made me re-think a few things about how others are mistreated (but I can’t remember exactly what they were). All I know is that when Leslie speaks, you’d better listen. He has a heart of gold and a tongue that can slice you to bits. I forgot what I was going to say. Oh yeah…don’t ever stop being you, Leslie!