A photographer is alleging that actor Jude Law physically assaulted him outside Jude’s London home on Tuesday, Sept. 4. According to the cameraman, the Alfie star punched him in the face and kicked him to the ground.
"I was at a bus stop near Jude’s house but I wasn’t taking pictures of him," the photographer, who has not been named, told WENN. "My camera was still in the bag. He was by himself when he recognized me and started accusing me of being a pedophile and that all I wanted to do was take pictures of his children. He then punched me in the face and started kicking me. I was shocked at his behavior. You would expect that sort of behavior from a yob, not from a big Hollywood actor."
According to reports, the police arrived on the scene and the photog required hospitalization. "Police were called out into the Maida Vale area after reports of a disturbance, and inquiries are being made," confirms a rep for the police department. The actor, who denies the allegations, is due to report back to the authorities in October.
UPDATE: Jude’s lawyer has released the following statement regarding the incident. "I can confirm that Jude Law voluntarily attended Marylebone Police Station yesterday following an alleged incident outside his house earlier in the day. Mr. Law provided the police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a ‘paparazzi’ photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer. Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made."