Damn, this is pretty disturbing news out of London. I wake up to hear that Christian Bale may or may not have been arrested (although it’s looking like he was arrested) on Tuesday for assaulting his mom and sister in a hotel. Yes, his mom and sister. Because London police policy is not to identify those arrested until they are formally charged, London police did not officially speak about Bale by name. Instead, they said this:
“A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault.”
But the AP believes it was Bale, and reported as such:
British media had reported that Bale’s mother and sister complained they were assaulted by the 34-year-old actor at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Sunday night, a day before the European premiere of his latest film, “The Dark Knight.”
The women made the allegation at a local police station in southern England on Monday, Britain’s Press Association news agency said. It said the allegation was then passed on to the Metropolitan Police in London.
The Sun newspaper said police didn’t question the actor Monday because they didn’t want to interfere with the premiere of the movie.
Wow. I’ll update this post as more news becomes available.
It’s confirmed. Christian Bale did, in fact, turned himself into London police on charges that he assaulted his mother and sister at a London hotel earlier today. He has since been released on bail. This from E! Online:
Christian Bale has been released on bail after spending more than four hours in police custody at a central London station being interrogated over allegations he assaulted his 61-year-old mom, Jenny, and 40-year-old sister, Sharon, Sunday night.
“Mr Bale, who denies the allegation, cooperated 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,” the actor’s lawyers at the high-powered London firm Schillings said in a statement.
“At this time, there will be no further comment by Mr. Bale.”
He is due to return to the police station in September, pending further inquiries.
All I can say is, WTF?