updated 10/13/2006 AT 11:45 AM ET
•originally published 10/13/2006 AT 12:40 PM ET
Sienna Miller is denying a recent report that she threw a temper tantrum at a Pittsburgh bar when bouncers refused to let her in without ID.
Penny Folino, the owner of Young’s Tavern, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that after bouncers turned her away, the 24-year-old actress “ripped off her hat and said, ‘I am Sienna Miller. I am a famous actress!’ That’s what she did. She was basically throwing a temper tantrum.”
The bar’s bouncer, Dan Kovac, told the paper that Miller, who was with her father and stepmother, then snuck into the bar through a different entrance. He approached the group and escorted them out. “She was going crazy out there, stomping her feet, walking up and down the street,” he told the newspaper.
However, Miller disputes the account. “These people are utter fantasists,” her London rep, Ciara Parkes, tells PEOPLE. “We have 10 witnesses, including local Pittsburgh people, who can vouch that Sienna never reacted this way and left the bar quietly. It is utter rubbish.”
Through Parkes, Miller, who is in the Pennsylvania city filming The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, issued a statement denying she “in any way acted in an inappropriate manner.
“I was asked to provide ID and since I didn’t have any with me, I was told I couldn’t be served and asked to leave. I had no problem with this and my family and I left calmly without any further exchange of words,” the actress says.
Miller also says the incident was witnessed by several people including “members of the crew from the film and some recent friends I have made at a local Starbucks.”
The actress’s father, Edwin Miller, also issued a statement saying that after the bouncer asked the actress to leave “several of our friends spoke to him and I introduced myself, asking if there was a way to solve the problem. He stated: ‘She has ignored me since we arrived and if she’d been a little more pleasant, maybe I would agree, but there is no way now.’ I can categorically state that at no time did Sienna engage in conversation with this person.”
Edwin Miller said that later the group went to a bar called St. James Place, where they “had a great time with the staff and a number of Pittsburghers, all of whom were happy to see us enjoying their city.”
Last week, Miller apologized for referring to Pittsburgh by a profane nickname in an interview with Rolling Stone, and claimed her words were taken out of context.