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Details on Christian Bale's Arrest Over Assault Allegations

July 24, 2008 02:46:53 GMT

The Batman actor made no-comment at all on his recent arrest, over allegations that he assaulted his mother and sister, during the Spanish premiere of "The Dark Knight" on Wednesday, July 23.


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Is having his movie, "The Dark Knight", scores the number one spot on the weekend box office with $158 million while at the same time also wows movie critics who give it positive reviews, Christian Bale is the other one that keeps the public talking during the week with him being arrested on assault allegations filed by his own mother and sister. Bale's arrest occurred just hours after he attended the European premiere of his new Batman movie in London's Leicester Square on Monday, July 21 alongside co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and Michael Caine. The 34-year-old actor was arrested over allegations that he attacked his mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, at London's Dorchester Hotel on Sunday night, July 20.

Authorities reportedly didn't immediately arrest the actor following the star-studded event soon after his mother and sister filed their suit as they believed he would not flee the country to resist arrest, adding that the lack of severity in the case made it impossible for them to make an immediate response. The authorities thus arrested him on Tuesday, before later that day released him on bail after a session of questioning by London police. He spent more than four hours talking with authorities but was not charged with any offense.

It remains unknown what prompted Bale's mother and sister to file the assault suit against him, but various reports suggested that the unfortunate occurred due to a long-running family dispute. It is widely believed that Bale attacked his mother and sister after they made a disparaging remark about his wife Sibi Blazic.

Some other media, in the meantime, suggested that Bale is still affected by the death of fellow actor Heath Ledger while there are also rumors that say he's stressed as his marriage to Sibi is facing difficulties. Neither Bale nor his camp offers further explanation on what triggered the dispute.

In a statement issued after Bale left London's Belgravia police station, a representative for the actor said, "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. Mr. Bale, who denies the allegation, co-operated throughout, and left the station without any charge being made against him by police."

Bale, who was questioned by the police at Belgravia police station from 11.40 A.M to 4.20 P.M Tuesday, is due to return to London to face possible charges in September. He was seen on Wednesday, July 23 attending the Spanish premiere of "The Dark Knight", appearing calm and all smile on the red carpet with wife Sibi by his side, also smiling broadly. He even spent half an hour signing autographs and asking each autograph seeker's name. He made no comment on questions about his arrest though.

© AceShowbiz.com




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