The Dark Knight star, Christian Bale, was arrested by London police today after his mother and sister told authorities that the actor assaulted them. Police were actually going to arrest Bale yesterday, but felt doing so during the European premiere of the biggest movie of the year might have been embarrassing. I think I speak for everyone when I say “What…the…fuck…” The Sun UK reports:
He is alleged to have lashed out on Sunday night at Park Lane’s Dorchester Hotel – where he has a suite. Mum Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, who lives in Dorset, went to a police station in Hampshire yesterday to lodge the allegation. The matter was referred to the Met Police. Detectives, well aware of last night’s glittering bash, took the decision not to approach Bale yesterday. But they are expected to make attempts to quiz the Wales-born actor today. A source said: “It was a very difficult situation but it would have been wrong to have wrecked the premiere over a complaint which we don’t yet know is founded in truth. “But Mr Bale will be contacted at the earliest opportunity and be asked to provide an account of anything that happened.” A Met Police spokesman said: “We can confirm we have received allegation from another force in relation to an alleged incident in central London.”
Bale seems like one of the normal actors in Hollywood, so I hope this is just one big misunderstanding. If not, I really hope he used his Batman voice. Girls always get scared when I use that. Not as scared as I would like, but my mom hasn’t finished making my cape yet.
Christian Bale at the London premiere of The Dark Knight last night: