New York - May 6th - Just minutes after allowing photographers to take snapshots of her new diamond ring, received in her engagement to Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson accidentally dropped it down a sewer opening in the street.
At the corner of 5th Avenue and 82nd street, the actress was posing for photographs, and suddenly the ring slid off her finger, onto the street, and down a sewer.
The 23-year-old had announced the engagement earlier in the day, and was showing it off at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Johansson proceeded to scream expletives, make manic calls on her cell phone, and kick Ryan Reynolds, according to witnesses.
It was during this time, according to information corroborated from various reports, that several photographers ripped open the sewer grating. One man, with camera in hand, jumped in head first, while the others waited. Unaccountable reports say two more photographers entered the sewer when the other didn't respond after several minutes.
Both Scarlet Johansson's publicists and the NYPD deny that the ring had fallen into the sewer.