Back in 1998, Scott Caan (James' son) was arrested for fighting at a WeHo gay bar when some other dude tried to hit on his date. The Advocate covered the incident. And the Post quotes a witness who claims Caan shouted to the interloper, "This is my lover -- what are you doing?"
Anyway, Caan plays a bloodthirsty agent on the new season of "Entourage."
NEW YORK POST, October 4, 1998 ---- FLEDGLING Hollywood actor Scott Caan, son of big-screen tough guy James Caan, didn't make his father proud by getting arrested after a boozy bar brawl last week. Caan, 23, was arrested after a punch-up with James Alleyna in a West Hollywood bar called the Firehouse. Reports following the incident claimed Caan had gone ballistic after Alleyna attempted to hit on Caan's date.
In fact, the Firehouse draws a primarily gay clientele, and the date referred to in police reports was Caan's companion.
New police details indicate that Caan and the man he was with that evening, Ross Porterfield, were both arrested for assaulting Alleyna and a friend, Joshua Sher.
Shortly before 2 a.m., Sher allegedly tried to put the moves on Caan's pal by asking him to dance. Caan then approached Sher, who was sitting at a table, and began yelling, police say. One witness claims Caan shouted, This is my lover - what are you doing? Before long, fisticuffs ensued.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, when Alleyna tried to intervene, he was knocked to the ground, at which point club security stepped in.
But as Caan and Porterfield were being shown the door, the couple and several other unidentified men jumped on Alleyna and Sher, rendering Alleyna unconscious and knocking Sher to the ground.
Deputies caught Caan and Porterfield as they tried to flee the scene. Caan and Porterfield were held on US$20,000 bail each, which they both posted the next day.
Following the incident, articles referred simply to Caan's date - making no mention of his companion's gender. But when word got out that the fight had broken out at the Firehouse, club insiders quickly started putting two and two together.
Scoffed one late-night denizen: That boy was there with his man, and everyone got into a good 'ol catfight.
Police reports also refer to Caan's lover only as his date, but Deputy Sheriff Boris Nikolof commented that the phrasing certainly is interesting. While I can't say that occurred to me, now that you mention it, there are a lot of gay bars in West Hollywood.
In 1995, Caan starred in A Boy Called Hate, a box office bomb in which he played the leading man role to buxom beauty Missy Crider. Laughs one critic who saw the film, It was just totally implausible. Caan is so incredibly handsome, but you just never in a million years believed he was interested in this girl. You could tell something was up.
Neither Caan nor Porterfield could be reached for comment. Calls placed to the Firehouse were not returned.