Jane Fonda and Ted Turner Rebuffed at Montana Restaurant-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
The story claims that a caller to a radio station witnessed an encounter between Jane Fonda, her then husband Ted Turner, and a restaurant owner in Montana.
The couple arrived for dinner but was told that there was a 45-minute wait.
They called for the manager and asked him, “Do you know who I am?”
They asked for the owner and tried the same with him.
He is alleged to have told them that he was a Vietnam vet and that they were not welcome in his establishment.
The eRumor closes by identifying the name of the restaurant in which this is alleged to have happened.
This story has been circulating for quite a while and we have never found any identifying details or substantiation for it.
It circulated first without any identification of the restaurant in which it was supposed to have happened, but this version does name the restaurant.
We called the folks at Sir Scott’s Oasis Steakhouse in Montana.
They said nothing of this nature ever happened there.
It’s constructed on a couple of known facts.
One is that Jane Fonda is viewed by many Americans, and especially many Vietnam veterans, as a traitor because of her controversial visit to North Vietnam during the war.
Another is that she has owned property in Montana.