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June 2005: Crowe throws a hotel telephone and hits a hotel employee in the face.

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The actor was charged and arrested in New York City for throwing a hotel phone at the Mercer Hotel's concierge. According to CNN, Crowe was booked into the First Precinct, while the victim was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital. 

"This arose because he was trying to get his wife on the phone in Australia. He was in his room. He couldn't get a line and there was a disagreement," Crowe's lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, told reporters, according to The Associated Press.

CBS News reports that he eventually pleaded guilty to third degree assault, paid a fine of $160, and reportedly paid the desk clerk a $100,000 settlement to avoid a civil lawsuit.

October 15, 2016: Crowe allegedly assaults Banks at a hotel.

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More as this story develops.