Gerard Butler Cleared From Battery Charge

January 06, 2010 09:08:49 GMT

The '300' star has been freed from battery charge which was filled by the Los Angles City Attorney after he reportedly attacked a snapper on October 7, 2008.

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Scottish actor Gerard Butler is in the clear following his 2008 bust-up with a paparazzi - a California judge has dismissed a misdemeanor battery charge against him. The Los Angeles City Attorney filed the charge against Butler in May, 2009 after investigating claims the "300" star attacked a snapper outside the premiere party for Guy Ritchie film "RocknRolla" on October 7, 2008.

The actor's representatives insisted the photographer was stalking the star, almost killing a pedestrian as he chased the Scot through Hollywood. The charge was dismissed at a hearing on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 after the actor completed community service. Butler faced up to six months in jail if convicted.

His battery charge aside, Gerard Butler was recently named as a sex symbol through his role in "P.S. I Love You" and "The Ugly Truth". On his new title, he gushed, "I joke with (becoming a sex symbol) because it's way better to be appreciated than to not be appreciated."


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posted by joan on Jan 06, 2010
This is a man that goes out of his way on many occasions to give the press a lot of time. This time he acted justifiably to someone who apparently was pushing it too far. I remember Princess Diana, we don't want that again. Enough is enough. Joan (HUG) xxx

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