CHRISTIAN BALE’s mother and sister have spoken out about their reported fight
with the actor, calling it a “family situation”.
The Batman star, 34, was arrested on Tuesday (22Jul08) over allegations he
attacked his mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, at London’s Dorchester
Hotel on Sunday night (20Jul08) – as he prepared for new movie The Dark
Knight’s London premiere on Monday (21Jul08).
After he was released on bail, the actor issued a statement denying the
assault, prompting Jenny and Sharon to speak out, confirming to Britain’s Daily
Telegraph newspaper that an “incident” did take place.
Sharon says, “There was an incident but the police are dealing with it. It is
an extremely sensitive situation. There is nothing more I can say.”
Jenny, a former circus performer, adds, “Yes I was there and yes there was a
family situation but the police are handling it and I cannot say any more at
the moment. We didn’t call the police to the scene.”
Sources tell the newspaper the incident was over a long-running family
Bale, who left his mother’s home in Wales as a teenager to live with his
environmental activist dad in Los Angeles, is due to return to London to face
possible charges in September (08).
In a statement issued after he left London’s Belgravia police station on
Tuesday, Bale’s spokesperson said, “Christian Bale attended a London police
station today, on a voluntary basis, in order to assist with an allegation that
had been made against him to the police by his mother and sister.
“Mr. Bale, who denies the allegation, co-operated throughout, and left the
station without any charge being made against him by police.”