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.