Christian Bale Arrested for Assault


Jul. 22 2008, Published 4:00 a.m. ET

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Christian Bale has been arrested for assault in London on Tuesday for an alleged altercation against his mother and sister, The Sun reports.

The Dark Knight star, in town for Monday's U.K. premiere of the film, reportedly lashed out against mom Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, Sunday night at Park Lane's Dorchester Hotel.

His mother and sister then filed a complaint with Hampshire police, who passed the case on to the Met Police.

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Authorities waited until after Monday night's screening of The Dark Knight was over, as they were still investigating the claims, to arrest Christian.

While the Met Police did not release the star's name because he has not been formally charged, it did confirm an arrest of a suspect was made.

“A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment. He was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. He currently remains in custody," a spokesman for the Met Police said. “We can confirm we have received allegation from another force in relation to an alleged incident in central London."


The Dark Knight shattered U.S. box office records over the weekend, taking in a record $158 million.


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