‘DARK KNIGHT’ arrested for assaulting mum and sis | 5:54 PM
Even heroes have their weaknesses. It is somewhat comforting but sad to learn this again...
23 July 2008 ‘DARK KNIGHT’ arrested for assaulting mum and sis LONDON BATMAN actor Christian Bale, 34, was arrested after his mother and sister reported him to police for alleged assaulting them.
His mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, are said to have gone to a police station in Hampshire to make the claim, which was later referred to the Metropolitan police.
Bale, in London to attend the European premiere on Monday night of superhero blockbuster, The Dark Knight, was apprehended at the upmarket Dorchester Hotel.
The Welsh actor had been staying there when the alleged incident took place.
A Met Police spokesman said: “A 34-year-old man attended a London police station on Tuesday by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault. He currently remains in custody.”
He is alleged to have lashed out at his mother and sister on Sunday at the Dorchester, British press reports said.
Police allowed Bale to attend Monday night’s premiere, where there was no sign of the family drama.
He joined co-stars Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart at the Odeon West End cinema in Leicester Square.
The movie has become a monster hit in the United States, Singapore and other countries.
The allegations are not the first controversy to surround the film. In January, 28-year-old Heath Ledger, who gave an Oscar-tipped performance as the villainous Joker, died from an accidental drug overdose.
Bale, a martial arts enthusiast, also starred in Empire Of The Sun, American Psycho and Batman Begins. – AGENCIES