Actor and comedian Eddie Deezen is accused of harassing a waitress from a local restaurant in his hometown of Cumberland, Maryland.
And now, the dispute has turned into an escalating war of words on social media.
The waitress, Kara Lashbaugh, most recently took to Twitter on July 21, and blasted Deezen, referring to his since-deleted Facebook post where he described her as a ‘sweet and innocent waitress’ in the opening lines, and a ‘wh**e’ in the following sentence.
Heated dispute! Actor and comedian Eddie Deezen, 64, is accused of harassing a waitress from a local restaurant in his hometown of Cumberland, Maryland; he’s pictured in Nov. 2004
The waitress did not hold back in calling out Deezen, who’s best known for playing the nerd Eugene Felsnic in the original Grease (1978) film and Grease 2 (1982), for his action at the restaurant and the Facebook post, which she believes to be repulsive, at the very least.
‘Eddie Deezen is a f***ing CREEP who comes into my work at least once a week, calls and asks other servers for my schedule,’ she began in the tweet, before revealing why she thinks the actor became obsessive.
‘And if he comes in and i’m not wearing makeup HE LEAVES. And this grown a** old man has the balls to post this on facebook about me im losing my mind.’
Classic musical film: Deezen, now 64, is best known for playing the nerdy Eugene Felsnic in the original Grease (1978) film
Call out! The waitress did not hold back in calling out Deezen, calling him a creep for being obsessive over her for not wearing makeup
In response to the accusations, Deezen refuted the claims, justified his behavior, and accused Lashbaugh and her friends of bullying him on social media.
‘She has been spreading nasty, vile rumors about me here in my hometown of Cumberland, MD,’ he wrote, claiming she just wants 15 minutes of fame because he’s ‘a fairly well-known person.’
He added, ‘I have been called a “child molester” “a psycho nut job” and much worse by her cronies, adding, ‘These people are harassing me, trying to intimidate me like bullies.’
His take: Deezen refuted the claims, justified his behavior, and accused Lashbaugh and her friends of bullying him on social media
But in a strange twist, the actor confessed he was wrong and admitted he ‘required this girl to wear false eyelashes, I made her feel objectified, cheap, not human’
His take: Deezen said his account is true but has since deleted his lengthy Facebook post
But in a strange twist, he went on to admit he ‘required this girl to wear false eyelashes, I made her feel objectified, cheap, not human.’
The actor also confessed he was ‘100% wrong’ and that he deeply regrets his actions.
So far, Lashbaugh has not filed a police report, but she plans on meeting with a lawyer to see how she should proceed going forward, according to TMZ.
Along with his roles in Grease, Deezen has also starred in films like I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), Midnight Madness (1980), War Games (1983), Surf II: The End of Trilogy (1984), Beverly Hills Vamp (1988), and The Polar Express (2004), among others.
His resume: Deezen also starred in Grease 2 (1982), which starred Maxwell Caulfield and Michelle Pfeiffer