Christian Bale arrested over "assault"


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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Batman star held over 'assault'

Batman star Christian Bale has been arrested by detectives investigating claims he assaulted two family members.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a 34-year-old man had been arrested in connection with an allegation of assault, and remained in custody.

Mr Bale is alleged to have lashed out at his mother and sister in his suite at London's Dorchester Hotel on Sunday.

The Welsh-born actor stars in the title role in the latest Batman film, The Dark Knight.

"A 34-year-old man attended a police station in central London by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault - he currently remains in custody," a police spokesman said.

The Hollywood star attended the European premiere of The Dark Knight last night in London's Leicester Square.

He had been due to meet radio journalists at the Dorchester to promote the film on Tuesday afternoon.

It has been reported that the assault allegation was originally filed at a police station in Hampshire.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed it had received an allegation from another force.
It's not the type of press I was expecting about him, especially after the very good TDK reviews.


Film Elitist
Don't think many people were. I think we'll have to wait for more updates from our fine journalistic sources to get a clearer picture of this.


Staff member
Well his role didn't really allow for him to steal the show.

I doubt this has anything to do with anything though. Probably a few too many beers and that's it.


The Hierophant
I agree with Brix. Probably just got drunk and his mom and sister were bothering him.

Wouldn't it be awesome if this was one of those doomed movies where all the stars end up murdering someone or something?