The Sons Of Anarchy ended up at loggerheads with the cops more than a few times during the course of their seven series on television, and it turns out that the apple doesn’t fall far from he tree when it comes to their characters’ real life counterparts.
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The gang – including Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Mark Boone, Jr. and Tommy Flanagan – were meeting up for a reunion at the Space City Comic Con in Houston, Texas over the weekend and someone who was there has described it as ‘absolutely insane’. But not in a ‘oh the Sons Of Anarchy cast went to a reunion and got so slammed hanging out with each other that we had to call the cops’ kind of way, but more in a ‘the reunion was a complete and utter shambles’ kind of way, which is a lot less cooler.
Here’s what an unnamed source had to say about it:
It was a truly insane show.
I don’t know everything that happened but people definitely were scammed, money seems to have been stolen, celebrities fled, the staff may not have been paid, the cops were called on the cast of Sons Of Anarchy, and a lot more true weirdness and pandemonium at a sparsely attended show in a huge convention hall.
And here’s what specifically happened with the Sons Of Anarchy cast, courtesy of journalist Ava Jade:
Upon arriving at their hotel, the cast was told that the credit card provided by the promoter would not be accepted, it would be cash only for their rooms.
When they arrived at the convention, Charlie had it out with the promoter to get to the bottom of it. He took his check to the bank to cash it, because he knew something was up. There he found out that the check that was given to him was written from an account that had been CLOSED.
This happened to the entire cast. Many of the actors went to the promotors office to demand payment, where the promotor ended up calling the cops because he was “being held hostage”.
The Friday panel was canceled due to the AVI team refusing to allow anyone onstage until they were paid. They were promised payment upfront, instead they weren’t paid and pulled the plug on the event.
The cast was all there waiting to go on. It seems that the event promoter broke the contract not once, but TWICE. He attempted to pay the cast with pre-sale ticket money.
This would explain why their was so many inconsistencies and ticket gouging happening online. Many people were “forced” to buy the VIP because there was no option to purchase a day pass.
Overall, it was clear after this interview that a huge CON had taken place, leaving the cast unpaid and the fans unaware of what was happening. The promoter was described by cast as a “fraud, unethical and has broken the contract twice.
Well yeah, that doesn’t sound fun at all and sounds like a colossal fuck up from whoever promoted the event. Not cool at all. I did like the bit where the Sons Of Anarchy cast held him hostage though, as that definitely sounds like something that the SAMCRO boys would get up to. The fact that people travelled from all over the world to go to this convention though to find that it sucked so hard really isn’t on though, so whoever promoted it and fucked it up so hard needs to take a long hard look in the mirror at themselves.
For more Sons Of Anarchy, check out this news about a spinoff series following Jax’s early days in SAMCRO.