Friday, August 26, 2005
For all the Jane Fonda Fans
Charges Against Accused Fonda-Spitter Dropped
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charges were dismissed Thursday against a Gladstone man accused of spitting on Jane Fonda during her visit to Kansas City earlier this year.One of the things that bothered me about this story - other than it's gross to spit on someone - is if this guy is so proud of what he did, then why did he run like a little Bitch?
In April, Fonda held a book signing at Unity Temple on The Plaza. Police said 54-year-old Vietnam veteran Michael A. Smith stood in line for about 90 minutes, passed a book to Fonda and then spit a large amount of tobacco juice into her face.
Smith was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, which is a city charge.
The veteran said he had planned to plead guilty, but the judge took the case under advisement, saying if he stayed out of trouble, the charges would be dropped.
Fonda declined to prosecute Smith.
Smith told KMBC that his actions were planned and he has no regrets.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police said they arrested a man for spitting on Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda during a book-signing stop in Kansas City Tuesday night.
Fonda, 67, spoke at Unity Temple on The Plaza about her new book, "My Life So Far," and her new movie with Jennifer Lopez called "Monster-In-Law."
At about 9 p.m., police said a man who had been waiting in line for about 90 minutes, passed a book to Fonda and then spit a large amount of tobacco juice into her face.
"He whirled and spit at the same time," said Vivien Jennings, with Rainy Day Books.
The man then ran away and was taken into custody by off-duty officers, who were providing security for the event.
Michael A. Smith, 54, a Vietnam veteran, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, which is a city charge.