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PostSubject: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:03 am

Well, it appears the Daily Record reads this site and Just Jared.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2010/03/28/hollywood-star-gerard-butler-s-school-pal-on-how-he-phoned-to-grovel-after-branding-her-a-flirt-on-tv-86908-22144135/


Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV
Mar 28 2010 Exclusive by Stephen Stewart, Sunday Mail

A STUNNED mum yesterday told how Hollywood star Gerard Butler phoned her to apologise after he branded her a teenage temptress on a US chatshow.

The actor called old classmate Julie Morrison after telling millions of viewers that she was "someone you'd end up behind the bike sheds with".

Yesterday, mum-of-one Julie, 40, of Nitshill, Glasgow, broke her silence to laugh offthe claims that sparked an internet frenzy and to reveal the truth about her friendship with 300 star Butler.

Julie was stunned after hearing what Butler had said during an interview on America's Jimmy Kimmel show last week.

But she said it was just the type of cheeky remark she would expect from him.

We can reveal that Butler called Julie on Thursday afternoon to apologise.

Nanny Julie, 40, said: "I just want to say for the record - that the bike sheds were at the front of the school.

"I have known Gerry for 30 years and we are great pals.

"We will be great pals for another 30 years.

"What he said was typical Gerry - he is just a fun, mischievious, cheeky chappy kind of guy."

During the interview Butler, 40, recalled how Julie and fellow classmates Tracey Turner and Carol Anne McLaughlin were the first sweethearts to dump him as a 16-year-old at Paisley's St Mirin's and St Margaret's School.

He even joked that McLaughlin was "a bitch" for snubbing his advances.

But serial romancer Butler, most recently linked to Bounty Hunter co-star Jennifer Aniston, said: "Julie Morrison was the worst.

"She was someone you'd end up round the back of the bike sheds with. Julie was the birds and the bees.

"Actually, I didn't have sex with Julie Morrison now I come to think about it.

"But I'll never forget her running up the stairs and I said, 'You'll pay for that', and gave her a long lingering look.

"She looked at me and gave me come-tobed eyes and I thought, 'That's what you do, I get it now'.

"And I've been doing it ever since." Speaking at her home, Julie who has an eight-month-old daughter, said: "What he said has been misconstrued.

"He was making lighthearted comments to amuse an audience.

"None of it was meant to be taken seriously.

"I know Gerry has been shocked by how people have painted him out to be a bad guy and he has got his lawyers involved.

"I keep in touch with him but I was surprised to get the call out of the blue. He St Mirin's and St Margaret's High School just told me what I knew - that it was a bit of fun.

"I had never even heard of the show let alone seen it so I was really surprised by this.

"I have people phoning me up to see if I'm OK about it but it was just a good laugh.

"I am not in the least offended. I am still in contact with Gerry after all these years - not every week as he is a busy guy but still quite often.

"My partner has been great about it - he just had a good laugh.

"This is just what Gerry is like - he has a cheeky side and gets away with things.

"He was always very driven and charismatic and it comes as no real surprise that he is now famous.

"It was hysterical and I am not taking anything to heart."

Internet sites around the world picked up on the girls' names as fans of Butler desperately tried to find out more about his first loves.


Julie's sister-in-law Karen, who lives in the same street, said: "Julie just can't believe the storm this has caused.

"He realised he made a mistake by what he said on the TV show because he phoned Julie to say it was only meant as a joke and a bit of banter.

"They are friends so he certainly didn't mean anything by it.

"He thought it was just a quick joke - a spur-of-the-moment thing during the interview.

"It didn't make Julie look very good and of course she was pretty stunned by what he said.

"As far as she's concerned, she just wants the whole thing to blow over."

Julie was a pupil with Butler at St Mirin's until 1986 before working with Lunn Poly travel agents in Glasgow and Britannia Airways until 2005.

The other women named by Butler were also stunned by their unexpected fame on US TV.

Tracey, 40, now a married mum in Glasgow, said: "I was very good friends with Gerry at school but that's as far as it went.

"We certainly weren't boyfriend and girlfriend, he was just a mate - sorry if he thought it was anything more.

"Gerry was a great guy at school, really good fun and always up for a laugh.

"He lived near my bus stop so he would always walk us from school.

"He loved drama but I don't remember him having an eye for the girls back then.

"Maybe I was a bit naive about his intentions but I really just saw him as a good friend.

"I was amazed when he mentioned us all on TV but I thought he was a bit nasty about Julie - I think he went a bit far and she would be pretty upset by that."

During the show, aired on US network ABC last week, Butler claimed Carol Anne had also broken his heart.

Asked by Kimmel if he had ever been shunned by a woman, Butler held his head in his hands as he said: "When I was 15 or 16, I actually fell in love a couple of times at high school.

"She flirted outrageously with me, holding my hand, smiling and always pretending we were boyfriend and girlfriend.

"I made my huge attraction to her very clear - at which point she said, 'I'm not in the slightest bit interested', and it killed me."

At her home in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Carol Anne, 40, who was head girl at St Mirin's when Butler was head boy, said: "It's no big deal to me but it clearly still is to him, despite all these years.

"He was very cocky and loved himself - that seems to be the way he is now."

FANS ROW OVER WHAT THE BUTLER DID

Butler's playground confessions set the internet ablaze yesterday.

Bloggers on the Just Jared site were split over his decision to name his school crushes.

One poster called Dallas said: "I cannot believe that he mentioned several girls from high school by name but especially that one, Julie Morrison. He described her as the girl you would go behind the bike sheds with to learn the birds and bees from."

She added: "He was so wrapped up in his story. Yowza. Butler, please quit talking. If I were Julie I would punch him. Hard."

Another said: "Will the women sue him for using their names - some of Gerry's conquests should come forward."

And Anon Annoy posted: "So that's why he's psycho."

Holly said: "They probably are made-up names. But even if not, he was saying how they put him down... it probably puffs up their egos. Bragging rights, 'I turned him down in high school you know'."
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:09 am

It's sweet that he apologized.

That man needs internal "edit" and "pause" buttons.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:48 am

Dallas is a star! Can I have your autograph?

Wow, I didn't realize Gerry's comments created such a stir. To be honest, I didn't think that much about it. I took it as joking when I watched the interview, but I guess I can see how some might not want their names mentioned on national TV.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:54 am

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"I know Gerry has been shocked by how people have painted him out to be a bad guy and he has got his lawyers involved.

To what purpose? To protect him because he's afraid the women might file a lawsuit against him for using their names, or because he's angry with the internet sites for having opinions about it which he feels is defamation of his character, and he wants to pursue legal action against them?
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:08 pm

"one reaps what one sows"
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:27 pm

Dallas wrote:
Well, it appears the Daily Record reads this site and Just Jared.

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2010/03/28/hollywood-star-gerard-butler-s-school-pal-on-how-he-phoned-to-grovel-after-branding-her-a-flirt-on-tv-86908-22144135/

One poster called Dallas said: "I cannot believe that he mentioned several girls from high school by name but especially that one, Julie Morrison. He described her as the girl you would go behind the bike sheds with to learn the birds and bees from."

She added: "He was so wrapped up in his story. Yowza. Butler, please quit talking. If I were Julie I would punch him. Hard."

HEY! DAILY RECORD!
She said she'd punch him in the nuts! You left that bit out. JMJ, if you're going to troll the sites, get the whole quote and the correct location of the comment.

BTW Isn't this paper the sort you line the budgie's cage with?
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:47 pm

That's about all that sort of paper is good for.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:55 pm

DonnaKat wrote:
Quote :
"I know Gerry has been shocked by how people have painted him out to be a bad guy and he has got his lawyers involved.

To what purpose? To protect him because he's afraid the women might file a lawsuit against him for using their names, or because he's angry with the internet sites for having opinions about it which he feels is defamation of his character, and he wants to pursue legal action against them?

Maybe this was referring to the gossip and stuff that is written about him, in general, not this particular foot-in-mouth incident. Because, I agree, that it doesn't make sense in this context. People or sites having an opinion on something you said on a talk show is not actionable. Maybe he contacted his lawyers because he was shocked that people were upset and wanted to make sure that he didn't do anything to get himself in trouble.

If so, I wouldn't be surprised if he wasn't counselled to call this woman to prevent any unwanted issues. He may have also felt bad, but I can totally see a lawyer doing this.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:58 pm

I personally think Carol Ann's statement was the least full of spin of all of the women:

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At her home in Newton Mearns, Glasgow, Carol Anne, 40, who was head girl at St Mirin's when Butler was head boy, said: "It's no big deal to me but it clearly still is to him, despite all these years.

"He was very cocky and loved himself - that seems to be the way he is now."

I love Carol Anne.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:54 pm

i love carol anne, too. carol anne made me laugh out loud!
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:23 pm

Those women just tore him down, didn't they.

Of course every time Gman is pictured with or talks about someone, the fans go digging deep. That's no surprise in Gman fandom.

Congrats to Dallas. I'm glad they took the words of a well spoken member.

I think what happens is when we click links from the Pantry, sites have a way that records the sites where links are clicked. They probably just visited the thread that had the link. It's a common practice.
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:33 am

Gerry contacted The Daily Record?

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/2010/03/31/hollwood-star-gerard-butler-apologies-to-scots-school-pal-after-telly-smear-86908-22150877/


Hollwood star Gerard Butler apologies to Scots school pal after telly smear
Mar 31 2010 Exclusive by Mark McGivern


MOVIE star Gerard Butler has made a heartfelt apology to the old school pal he jokingly smeared on telly.

The Scots heart-throb contacted the Record to offer the contrite message to old pal Julie Morrison, whom he said was "someone you'd end up behind the bike sheds with".

Gerard admitted he got carried away during an interview with chat show host Jimmy Kimmel last week.

Julie has already forgiven the star after he phoned her, when she told him she thought the jibe was nothing more than a good laugh.

But, in order to avoid and misunderstandings from friends and fans back home, Gerard told us his comments were just a duff effort at comedy.

He said: "Julie Morrison and I have been great friends since we were kids - in fact she was one of my best friends at school and we have always stayed in contact over the years.

"My performance and comments were completely in jest in my poor attempt at comedy. These were comments in an extremely light-hearted late night interview on a talk show on the other side of the world and they were never taken seriously by the audience for one moment.

"Admittedly in hindsight it was pretty bad judgment on my part to bring up Julie's name in a public interview and I really regret that the comments were picked up and reprinted by the media back home.

"I called Julie to apologise and she's been incredibly understanding and gracious considering all the unwelcome and undeserved attention that has been thrown on her.

"She's been amazing. She knows me well and gets that I was just fooling around. We're still great friends and I'll be catching up with her soon when I'm next back home."

Gerard, who is being linked romantically with Jennifer Aniston, his co-star in comedy The Bounty Hunter, got himself in hot water when he recounted his days as a red-blooded 16-year-old at Paisley's St Mirin's and St Margaret's School.

He started naming names and rattling off details of his failed conquests.

Mum-of-one Julie, 40, of Nitshill, Glasgow, laughed off the remarks by Gerry and told how she spoke to the star on the phone last Thursday.

She said: "I have known Gerry for 30 years and we are great pals. We wil l be great pals for another 30 years.

"What he said was typical Gerry - he is just a fun, mischievious, cheeky chappy kind of guy."

During the interview Butler, 40, recalled how Julie and fellow classmates Tracey Turner and Carol Anne McLaughlin were the first sweethearts to dump him as a 16-year-old at Paisley's St Mirin's and St Margaret's School.

He added: "Julie Morrison was the worst. "She was someone you'd end up round the back of the bike sheds with. Julie was the birds and the bees.

"Actually, I didn't have sex with Julie Morrison now I come to think about it."

Bloggers on the Just Jared website were split over his decision to name his school crushes.

One poster called Dallas said: "I cannot believe that he mentioned several girls from high school by name but especially that one, Julie Morrison. He described her as the girl you would go behind the bike sheds with to learn the birds and bees from."

She added: "He was so wrapped up in his story. Yowza. Butler, please quit talking. If I were Julie I would punch him. Hard."
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:46 am

Hahahhahaaaa! And again with the quote .... Dallas, are you a fan of Senor Finger Bun?
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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:07 pm

Butler and his jelly finger better stay away from me, unless he wants to breathe through a tube....

I gotta say the comments on that article are cracking me up:

countrymouse wrote:
So funny. I was in that class too and all 3 were lovely girls. I don't remember Gerard going out with anyone, although he was a very cute wee boy. I just want to say well done girls for handling it all so well, especially Carol Anne's final word on the subject!


leenie wrote:
Silly fella making those comments...was he 'trying' for humour ( saw it and saw his fake laugh too ) he is no Sean Connery thats for sure.


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PostSubject: Re: Gerard Butler's school pal on how he phoned to grovel after branding her a flirt on TV   Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:15 pm

lol....

Don't mess with those ladies. They took care of themselves quite well.
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