Christian Bale, star of the record-breaking “The Dark Knight,” has been arrested by police in London who are investigating claims he assaulted his sister and mother, according to London’s Press Association.
Christian Bale was arrested in London today for assault charges brought against him by his mother and sister. The assault incident reportedly happened in his hotel on Sunday.
The actor Bale, 34, married to Sibi Blazic and has a daughter Emmaline, is currently being questioned by police. Christian Bale has yet to release a statement.
Police confirmed Bale’s assault arrest with a statement:
“A 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment. He was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault,” a spokesperson for the London police station told Access Hollywood. “He currently remains in custody.”
Bale was arrested hours after he attended the London screening of “The Dark Knight.”
Bale’s mother and sister made the formal allegation at a Hampshire police station Monday. Their complaint was then passed on to the Metropolitan Police to be investigated further.
Bale, 34, is married to Sibi Blazic, a former personal assistant to Winona Ryder for eight years. They have a 3-year-old daughter Emmaline.
Bale, who lives in Los Angeles, was born in Haverfordwest in South Wales. His father was the lateDavid Bale, an activist and businessman, and his mother, Bale’s second wife, was a circus performer.
He has two older sisters, Sharon and Louise, and a half-sister, Erin, from his father’s first marriage.
Bale left Wales at age 2 and lived in Portugal, the U.S. and in Bournemouth.
His first role was in Steven Spielberg’s epic “Empire Of The Sun.” He was 13.
In 1994, he appeared in “Little Women” alongside Ryder. In 2000, he was cast in the controversial movie “American Psycho,” based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel.
He’s also appeared in “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin,” “The Machinist,” and “Rescue Dawn.”
He became Batman in the 2005 blockbuster and will next appear as John Connor in “Terminator Salvation,” due out next year.
UPDATE: A statement has just been issued by Bale’s barristers after Bale’s arrest and release by Scotland yard:
“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.”
“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.”
Christian Bale’s sister Sharon and Mom had this to say today about the assault:
“There was an incident but the police are dealing with it,” Sharon told the Telegraph today. “It is an extremely sensitive situation. There is nothing more I can say.”
His mother echoed his sister’s statements. “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,” she said, adding, “We didn’t call the police to the scene. I can’t say anymore but we didn’t call the police.”
Crazy huh? Do you think he was drunk or maybe “Mum” and sister gave “The Dark Knight” a bad review? ha!