(US MAGAZINE) Fight night in Vegas! George Clooney and hotel magnate Steve Wynn had their very own Sin City showdown earlier this month, when a dinner at Botero restaurant turned into a verbal sparring match. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Clooney walked out of the meal following an argument with Wynn—but both men have very different accounts of what happened before that.
Wynn, 72, told the Review-Journal that Clooney, 52, "got drunk" and took exception to a joke about former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev. What really set him off, though, was a debate over healthcare—in Wynn's version of the story, at least. "I think my discussion about the Affordable Care Act was the straw that broke the camel's back," the casino mogul (and noted Republican donor) told the paper.
Clooney, for his part, issued an emailed statement through his publicist on Wednesday, April 23. "There were nine people at that table...so you can ask them," he told the Review-Journal. (The star was part of a group including his Casamigos business partners Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman, as well as two CAA execs.)
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