James Corden 'forgiven' by owner of New York restaurant after being labelled …
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James Corden has been slammed as a "little cretin of a man" following his alleged treatment of staff at the New York restaurant Balthazar.

In a brutal social media bashing, restaurant owner Keith McNally branded Corden "abusive" before launching into two separate encounters throughout its 25-year history.

"I don't often 86 a customer, to today I 86'd Corden. It did not make me laugh," McNally penned to his 77,000 followers.

The restaurateur recounted a manager's report when Corden demanded more drinks after finding a hair in his food. He allegedly told the server: "Get us another round of drinks this second. And also take care of all of our drinks so far. This way I write any nasty reviews in yelp or anything like that."

The second run-in came after The Late Late Show host's wife ordered an egg yolk omelette.

Corden reportedly called over the server and told her there was a "little bit of egg white mixed with the egg yolk", prompting the restaurant to remake the dish.

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They accidentally brought fries out instead of salad. McNally said: "That's when James Corden began yelling like crazy to the server: 'You can't do your job! You can't do your job! Maybe I should go into the kitchen and cook the omelette myself!'"


The restaurant has since taken to Instagram with claims that Corden called and "apologised profusely".

He detailed: "Having f**ked up myself more than most people, I strongly believe 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 magnanimous enough to apologize to a deadbeat layabout like me (and my staff) doesn’t deserve to be banned from anywhere. Especially Balthazar. So Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Corden, Jimmy Corden. All is Forgiven. xx"

Indy100 reached out to James Corden's representative for comment.

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