Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Um, What?

Christian Bale getting violent? I don't even know what to say. from msnbc.com:

Batman star Christian Bale was to be questioned by police over allegations he assaulted his mother and sister the night before the European premiere of his film, "The Dark Knight," British media reported Tuesday.

His mother and sister reportedly complained that the 34-year-old actor assaulted them at a west London hotel on Sunday.

Britain's Press Association said they made the allegation at a police station in south England on Monday and that the allegation was passed on to Scotland Yard in London. It said questioning was expected Tuesday.

When asked Tuesday about the news reports, Scotland Yard said it was investigating an allegation referred to it by another police force but refused to say whether the incident involved Bale.

The Sun newspaper said police did not question Bale on Monday because they did not want to interfere with the premiere.

and from the age.com.au:

Batman star Christian Bale's mother and sister have accused him of assault.

The 34-year-old, who plays the caped crusader in The Dark Knight, faces a grilling by police today over the incident, which happened on Sunday, according to The Sun .

According to the paper, Bale "lashed out" on Sunday night at Park Lane's Dorchester Hotel, where he had a suite.

His mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, reportedly lodged the complaint at a police station in Hampshire yesterday.

update from digital spy:

Christian Bale has been freed from police custody after four hours of questioning regarding assault claims.

The Dark Knight star was arrested earlier today following allegations that he "lashed out" at his mother Jenny and sister Sharon at London's Dorchester Hotel on Sunday night.

Scotland Yard confirmed that the Welsh-born actor has been released on bail to a date in September pending further inquiries.

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