June 30th, 2010
10:50 AM ET
The actor has been caught in a back-and-forth with witnesses who claim Bateman was booed when he was escorted ahead of others in line outside of an Apple store last week, and when Bateman retorted via Twitter that there wasn’t a single “hiss” or “boo,” additional witnesses told Us Weekly that Bateman wasn’t telling the truth.
The 41-year-old actor has decided to put an end to it, tweeting late Tuesday, “Correction- If there were boos, I didn't hear them. If some were mad, I didn't see them. I wish I had. If you're out there, I'm sorry.”
Tuesday, Us Weekly unearthed morewitnesses, who not only adhere to the original story, but also add intriguing details.
According to Angela Mayhew, who was one of the first people to join the line at 3:30 a.m., Bateman arrived around 4:45 a.m. and at first stood with the rest of the regular folk.
At most, said another witness, there was one cameraman, who kept a good distance.
Mayhew told Us that around 10 a.m., Bateman was escorted into the store before everyone else.
“I heard commotion in the back. I thought someone was fighting,” Mayhew said. “Then he strolls right on by with the Genius Bar guys and suddenly people in my area started to yell, 'What the hell is going on?'"
Mayhew said the murmurs escalated with “passive-aggressive anger.”
“There was a chorus of boos and then people shouting, 'What?' and 'We've been here for hours!' We were patiently waiting before then [and] that just made everyone's blood boil," Mayhew told Us. And then, “people starting yelling at the Apple guys too.”
Well that we understand - those throwing jeers at the Apple guys had probably heard about the iPhone's poor reception.
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