That Video Of Drunk Kit Harington Being Kicked Out Of A Bar Doesn't Tell The Whole Story
Over the weekend a video emerged on TMZ which showed The King in the North several flagons of mead down and many miles from The Wall in New York bar, called Barfly.
The video shows Kit Harington banging on a table, grabbing pool cues, and yelling at other patrons. According to the gossip site, an eyewitness told them that Kit was asked to leave and did, but came back and finally had to be physically removed.
Cue people of the internet shunning Harington...How DARE he get drunk in a bar.
It turns out however that the video isn't the full story (is it ever?) as according to a raven that arrived this morrow, the actor was perfectly charming according to bar staff.
In a statement to ET about the incident Barfly said:
"Kit Harington walked into Barfly Friday evening already intoxicated. He was over-served somewhere else, not at our establishment. He was at Barfly for maybe 30 minutes total. Harington bought one Jameson for himself, a drink for his friend and a round of drinks for all of the other customers at the bar."
They added: "The disagreement seen on the video ... was over a pool game that Harington interrupted. A customer was letting him take his shot for him but he didn't understand the rules of the game. The game being played is called 'Killer' where each person takes one shot, but Harington tried to continue shooting. That was the extent of the disagreement."
"When our staff realized how intoxicated Harington was they politely asked him to leave and two of our staff members helped him out. He came back later that night to pay his check and left a one hundred percent tip—$70 on a $70 check! The bartenders that served him both said he was actually a very nice guy."
They then made it clear how they felt about whoever filmed the video saying, "We at Barfly are not happy that a customer took videos of Harington inside our bar. Our customers deserve their privacy no matter who they are, we've had plenty of famous people in here in the past and nothing like that has happened to them ... Barfly wants Harington to know he is welcome back anytime!"
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.