Croatians charged over 'racial insult' to Jamie Foxx

2017-02-24 10:07

Croatia - Two Croatian men have been charged with violating public order, a judge said on Thursday, after they allegedly racially insulted Oscar-winning US actor Jamie Foxx.

The 49-year-old star is currently in Croatia's southern resort of Dubrovnik shooting a new adaptation of Robin Hood, in which he portrays Little John.

But he was the victim of a racist slur in a local restaurant on Sunday evening, Croatian media reported.

Foxx also said in an Instagram post, which was later deleted, that the men used racist terms against him.

Police said they arrested two men, aged 44 and 50, for insulting restaurant guests and staff.

"The 50-year-old insulted one of the guests on racial grounds," police said in a statement without identifying the victim.

When asked about the case, judge Mirjana Lujak told AFP that the two men were charged for "seriously violating public order in a particularly arrogant and indecent way".

The pair were released after questioning but if found guilty could face fines of around $739 or up to one month in jail.

Robin Hood: Origins is directed by Otto Bathurst and stars British actor Taron Egerton as Robin alongside Foxx's Little John. Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way Productions is one of the producers.

The movie is set to be released in the United States in March 2018.

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