‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Male Moviegoer Attacked, 3 Women Arrested

A man was allegedly assaulted during a Saturday screening of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson’s BDSM blockbuster

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in "Fifty Shades of Grey"
Universal Pictures

Three women were put in handcuffs on Valentine’s Day during a “Fifty Shades of Grey” screening.

However, they weren’t restrained as an homage to the kinky film’s BDSM themes, but instead for allegedly attacking a man who had asked them to keep quiet.

Police arrested the women — aged 51, 38, and 31 — after eye-witnesses said they attacked a fellow theater patron at the Grosvenor Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland, according to the Telegraph. Some witnesses say the man was stabbed with a glass wine bottle, resulting in blood-covered theater seats, but police have since dismissed those claims and say no one was seriously hurt.

“Besides being the worst film I have ever seen, three women were getting arrested and put in a police van when we arrived,” said theatergoer Michael Bolton, who went to see the film with his wife. “A woman came out the theater and said that a guy had been glassed. One woman was in handcuffs and another two women were in tears. She said that three or four girls had been very loud and were shouting.

“The man had asked them to shut up and he was glassed,” he continued. “It’s a cinema where you can buy drink. Only in Glasgow are police called to the cinema.”

A representative from Grosvenor Cinema confirmed an incident had occurred on Saturday evening, but squashed reports of a stabbing:

“This was an isolated incident that was dealt with rapidly by cinema staff and stewards, as a result of which, Police Scotland attended and made an arrest,” the statement read. “Despite press reports, nobody was glassed and a wine bottle was not used as a weapon. Those involved did not require hospital attention. We welcomed nearly 2,000 customers over the weekend, including four further showings on Saturday night which passed without incident.

“Three women have been arrested for alleged disorder offences and inquiries continue to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident,” added a spokesperson for Police Scotland, the nation’s primary law enforcement agency.

As TheWrap previously reported, the Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson film hit $240 million globally in its opening weekend, including a $158 million foreign debut. The U.K. was the top overseas market for the Universal Pictures film, with a $21.1 million debut that was the best ever for a movie in February and the studio.