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Christian Bale arrested for assault in London, released

Christian Bale arrested for assault in London, released Batman star Christian Bale has been arrested in London, after allegedly assaulting his mother and sister, the British media reported today. Christian Bale, who took the role of Batman in the blockbuster movie The Dark Knight, was arrested and held by the London police for a few hours, later released. According to reports from the U.K., Christian Bale was arrested after allegedly assaulting his 61-year-old mother Jenny and his 40-year-old sister Sharon at London's Dorchester hotel on Sunday night. According to Scotland Yard, the Batman star surrendered at a local police station on Tuesday. Rumors in the British media claim that Christian Bale, who is in London to promote The Dark Knight, was allowed by the police to appear at the premier of the movie on Monday in London, as well as to take part in several press conferences to promote the blockbuster. The Dark Night took a record $158.3 million in its opening weekend at the US box office beating  Spiderman 3 to the record, which took $151.1 million.

 "Yes I was there and yes there was a family situation but the police are handling it and I cannot say anymore at the moment. We didn't call the police to the scene. I can't say anymore but we didn't call the police," his mother Jenny Bale was quoted. Sources claim that the alleged assault stemmed from a long-running family dispute.

 Published on 07/22/2008

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