Christian Bale is free

Christian Bale surrendered himself to London police today to undergo questioning for an alleged assault allegation made by his mother and sister. He has already left the station without being charged. His rep released this statement:

“Christian Bale attended a London police station today, on a voluntary basis, in order to assist with an allegation that had been made against him to the police by his mother and sister,” the star’s lawyers said in the statement. “Mr. Bale who denies the allegation, co-operated throughout, gave his account in full of the events in question, and has left the station without any charge being made against him by the police. At this time, there will be no further comment by Mr. Bale.”

TMZ speculates Bale may have been arrested for verbal assault which is a crime in England.

Class 4 and Class 5. Class 4 is more aggravated than 5, with “an intent to cause alarm.”

Here in America there’s no such thing as verbal assault. So not only can you shout at your one night stand to “hurry up and get the hell out” you can lace it with obscenities and you won’t even get in trouble. Unless you accidentally mention the roofies, then there might be a problem.

[Image via Splash News]

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13 years ago

actually, any actions (including verbal) that cause the victim to feel physically threatened is still considered assault in the US.

13 years ago

Oh yeah, wasnt he in the “The Machinist” which was a rip off of the ’98 movie “Pi” ?

Bale reminds me of the split personality ex-boyfriend I just broke up with. Skinny and fugly too.

If verbal assault were an actionable police offence (ha ha, spelling it like Brit for effect), the ex-douchebag would be doing life.

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