Bale Denies Assault Allegations

BATMAN star CHRISTIAN BALE has denied assaulting his mother and sister after he
was released from police custody on Tuesday (22Jul08).

Bale, 34, is alleged to have attacked his mother Jenny, 61, and sister
Sharon, 40, at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Sunday night (20Jul08).

In a statement issued shortly after Bale’s release, a spokesperson for the
star says: “Christian Bale attended a London police station today (22Jul08), 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, gave his
account in full of the events in question and has left the station without any
charge being made against him by the police. At this time, there will be no
further comment by Mr. Bale.”

The actor’s arrest came just hours after he attended the European premiere of
his new Batman movie The Dark Knight in London’s Leicester Square on Monday
(21Jul08), alongside stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sir Michael Caine.

According to reports, authorities did not attempt to arrest the star until
after the high-profile event because they were certain Bale would not flee the
country to resist arrest, adding that the lack of severity in the case did not
warrant an immediate response.

The actor has reportedly been ordered by police to make a court appearance in
September (08).



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