David Cross talks about snorting cocaine at White House
Arrested Development and Mr. Show star David Cross tells the March issue of Playboy that back in 2009, he snorted cocaine IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE PRESIDENT! That'd be shocking, except we thought mentioning any president and cocaine in the same sentence ceased to be controversial in the last decade.
In an anecdote he's apparently shared before, Cross came out with the details, saying he slipped some white stuff into the White House Correspondents' Dinner for fun. "It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, 'Watch this. I need a witness.' And then I ducked under the table and did it," he said. "It wasn't like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup."
That all hilarious and everything if you're an admitted drug abuser like Cross, but why did he take the bump at all? "It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president," he said. "I'm not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it."
He does admit he got his girlfriend Amber Tamblyn in trouble over the incident, saying, "she'll never be invited to the White House again" because of his nosiness, and he was sorry about that. We're betting she's plenty sorry for both of them.
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