Chateau Marmont Bans Actress Jenn Hoffman For Using Twitter, Exposing Celebrity Behavior at its Restaurant, She Says
A Hollywood actress and blogger says she was banned from the Chateau Marmont restaurant for, of all things, tweeting.
Apparently the hotel known for the rock-star behavior of some of its clients couldn't stomach someone punching out a few characters ... on her smartphone.
Jenn Hoffman tells the Weekly she was informed of the ban last night after she attempted to make reservations for a business meeting.
She admits that ...
... she tweeted about what she describes as party behavior there by model/actress Rachel Hunter a few weeks ago.
Hoffman later said via Twitter:
I tweeted that I was there & Rachel Hunter was acting nuts, doing splits & trying on other people's glasses. Which she was
She says reps at the restaurant told her they check Google alerts for mentions of the venue and came across her tweets, leading to a one-year ban.
(We emailed a Marmont publicist and called a restaurant manager for comment).
"They said that we don't allow any for of media in there," Hoffman told the Weekly. "It's private. I said, 'I'm sorry. I can delete the tweet.' They said that's not enough: 'We can't accommodate you for one year. We'll revisit this in a year.'"
Hoffman was a bit taken aback, saying that there are people who work at the venue with media connections. She added that Hunter is an acquaintance.
She said she had also tweeted in the past about actor Robert Pattinson's presence at the restaurant, but that she later deleted that content.
"I asked them if they had a social media policy," Hoffman said. "They said, 'Great suggestion -- we'll work on it now."
Might want to hustle on that, Marmont. Everybody has a smartphone. You never know what celebrity debauchery they might capture for the Facebook generation.
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