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Christian Bale Released, Denies Assault

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Jul. 22 2008, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Christian Bale has been released from police custody and is denying his mother and sister's allegations that he assaulted them.

"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," Christian's attorneys said in a statement.

"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.

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"At this time, there will be no further comment by Mr. Bale."

The Dark Knight's star's mother, Jenny, 61, and Sharon, 40, claimed Christian lashed out at them in a hotel room Sunday night. According to sources, the altercation was the result of an argument over a long-running family disagreement, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The 34-year-old actor was taken into custody for questioning Tuesday morning, but has since been released after a four-hour interrogation. Christian is expected to return to the Belgravia police station in September, pending further inquiry.

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