Los Angeles police are investigating Pierce Brosnan for an alleged scuffle with a photographer in Malibu.
The former James Bond actor was with his kids in a Malibu mall outside Mexican restaurant Casa Escobar last Friday October 26th when photographer Barry Rosen began taking pictures of him. Rosen, as reported by TMZ.com, says Pierce then said, "Why don't you get a real f**king job."
Rosen then began complimenting Brosnan on his performance in his James Bond roles, and shortly thereafter the actor allegedly told him "Why don't you f**k off, mate" and punched him in the ribs. A source in the know said Rosen then reacted by kicking Brosnan in the stomach.
Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said, "We are investigating Mr. Brosnan, who is alleged to have committed a battery," but declined to give more details because the investigation is still ongoing.
Whitmore, moreover, revealed results of the investigation will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for a decision on whether to bring charges. Brosnan's spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment.