Russell Crowe settles phone incident

rcrowe_settle.jpgRussell Crowe has reached a settlement with Nestor Estrada – the New York hotel clerk he threw a telephone at – and it’s way lower than the original $11 million that was reported. He was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and agreed to pay Estrada $100,000 with “both sides [expressing] satisfaction at the resolution”. Don’t get me wrong, $100,000 is still a lot of money, but it’s nothing compared to $11 million. I figure the judge had previously just thrown out the craziest number he could think of so that when Russell was told the actual settlement, he would be happy as hell. “$11 million? I’ll have to kill you now Nestor, you son of a bitch. Oh wait, just $100,000? Sweet.”