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Reportedly Estrada is seeking $1 million damages.
Crowe went on the "David Letterman Show," where he apologized profusely. Estrada will not take Crowe's calls.
To spend time on the Mercer Hotel Web site is to be promised "24-hour concierge service including car rentals, courier service, secretarial, business and translation services and foreign currency exchange." In addition, "Cellular phones are available."
At a luxury hotel, one should expect the concierge to be always elegantly attired, unfailingly courteous and there for one reason only: to spring into action when a guest has a need--whatever that need may be.
Reuters, CNN and The New York Daily News called Estrada the "concierge."
The New York Times referred to him a "an employee behind the desk" and went on to say that he "lives in a building with a broken buzzer and peeling paint on Metropolitan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn."
The title of Gemma Jones' account in The Daily Telegraph is, "Hotel clerk holds key." And U.K. celebrity Web site www.femalefirst.co.uk starts its story:
Russell Crowe is to be sued for £1million by the New York hotel worker who claims he was assaulted by the actor - with a telephone. Hotel porter Nestor Estrada is taking civil action against the Hollywood heavyweight to seek compensation for his injuries.
All of this raises the question: Was Estrada the elegant, soothing concierge promised on the Mercer Hotel Web site? Or was he simply an employee/clerk/hotel worker/porter, as various writers dubbed him?
If he was not the concierge, was a trained concierge on duty--as was promised on the Web site--whom Estrada could have immediately summoned to deal with a Hollywood icon who was angry, frustrated and known to be hot-tempered?