UPDATE: Christian Bale Assault Case

I am posting this under the headline of, “Caveat Emptor”, as I never take these tabloid fodder stuff too seriously, but according to one of the biggest tabloid sites out there, TMZ, Christian Bale’s London assault-arrest case may be the result of familial jealousy, an attempted shakedown, and long-standing bitterness between Bale and his mother, who separated from his father two decades ago. Since the separation, Bale has been living with his dad in L.A., while mom and sis remained Across the Pond.

Here’s how TMZ breaks down the story:

We’re told when Christian’s mom and dad divorced nearly two decades ago, his mom forced him to choose between the two. Christian picked his dad, and father and son moved out to L.A. in 1992, where his dad became his manager.

Somehow Bale’s relationship with the mom has been “bitter” ever since. Bale has told friends his mother was extremely jealous of both his and his dad’s success.

Last Sunday, Bale let his mom and sis into his hotel suite, though it was by no means an olive branch. As we first reported, there was physical contact, but somewhere in between a push and a brush. No one fell and no one was hurt.

Christian’s camp thinks this could be nothing more than a shakedown. We’re told some newspapers and mags have already been throwing around “insane” amounts of money for the story, so mom and sis could score big.

But our sources say the cops are starting to see the whole thing Christian’s way, and the charges could disappear faster than Batman.

You’ll notice the beginning of the quote starts with, “We’re told”, meaning Bale’s camp is floating this story. So … take it for what you will.

FYI: Christian Bale’s mother, Jenny James, is a professional clown. I shit you not.

Clowns



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  • ed

    gee, the next batman movie can be written entirely from his life. joker for a mum? c’mon!!

  • ed

    gee, the next batman movie can be written entirely from his life. joker for a mum? c’mon!!

  • http://beyondhollywood.com/ Bodhi Grrl

    Even though I am a very cynical person, who has learned that “celebs are people too,” I will never waver in my belief that Bale is not at fault. when I heard the story, I knew it sounded shady. I love Bale as an actor and I admire him as a person so I’m glad to see that Nix is taking a “wait and see” approach. I think Bale will come out just fine in the end. And no, I’m not head of the Christian Bale fan club, but seriously, he IS the best thing since sliced bread. No, he’s even better than sliced bread.

  • http://beyondhollywood.com Bodhi Grrl

    Even though I am a very cynical person, who has learned that “celebs are people too,” I will never waver in my belief that Bale is not at fault. when I heard the story, I knew it sounded shady. I love Bale as an actor and I admire him as a person so I’m glad to see that Nix is taking a “wait and see” approach. I think Bale will come out just fine in the end. And no, I’m not head of the Christian Bale fan club, but seriously, he IS the best thing since sliced bread. No, he’s even better than sliced bread.

  • http://www.kogmedia.com/ movie buff

    Bale seems too in-control of himself and too smart to ever physically go after anyone

  • http://www.kogmedia.com movie buff

    Bale seems too in-control of himself and too smart to ever physically go after anyone

  • http://www.BusinessLawPC.com/ Jeffrey Nichols, Esq

    The word assault is often misunderstood, and in Batman’s case, the confusion seems widespread on both the Internet and the street. Recent allegations that “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale assaulted his mother and sister have been translated by far too many people into “Did you hear he beat up his mother and sister?”

    Roughly speaking, assault generally means putting someone in reasonable fear that harmful or offensive contact with them is imminent. For example, in a heated argument, anything from harsh words to a raised fist could lead the recipient to believe that an offensive contact was about to follow, and that they are therefore being assaulted. In fact, no contact need occur at all: an assault charge can stand on its own in most jurisdictions.

    Whatever happened between Mr. Bale and his family, the public must remember two things. First, an allegation, until proven, is only an allegation. Second, the word assault is not synonymous with the words “beat up.”

  • http://www.BusinessLawPC.com Jeffrey Nichols, Esq

    The word assault is often misunderstood, and in Batman’s case, the confusion seems widespread on both the Internet and the street. Recent allegations that “Dark Knight” star Christian Bale assaulted his mother and sister have been translated by far too many people into “Did you hear he beat up his mother and sister?”

    Roughly speaking, assault generally means putting someone in reasonable fear that harmful or offensive contact with them is imminent. For example, in a heated argument, anything from harsh words to a raised fist could lead the recipient to believe that an offensive contact was about to follow, and that they are therefore being assaulted. In fact, no contact need occur at all: an assault charge can stand on its own in most jurisdictions.

    Whatever happened between Mr. Bale and his family, the public must remember two things. First, an allegation, until proven, is only an allegation. Second, the word assault is not synonymous with the words “beat up.”