UPDATE: Christian Bale arrested for allegedly assaulting his mother

July 22nd, 2008 // 89 Comments

Christian Bale was picked up by Scotland Yard this morning after his mother and sister claimed he assaulted them in his London hotel room Sunday night. Police didn’t arrest Christian for questioning yesterday because of The Dark Knight premiere. Also, he’s not considered a flight risk (Really? Batman?) and the cops don’t quite believe the seriousness of the allegations, according to The Sun:

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.”

It’s a probably a simple matter of Christian wanting to sleep in his cape, but his mom wouldn’t let him. So he hung her from the balcony by her ankle and left a note for Commissioner Gordon. Ha ha! Kids.

UPDATE: TMZ is reporting the alleged assault was most likely verbal which apparently you can get arrested for in England. Ah, those wacky Brits. Christian Bale has already been released and his reps issued the following 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.”

Photos: Splash News

  1. Hemlock Queen

    I bet money his stupid family were fighting about money. Vultures.

    And who the fuck goes to the police for an argument??? I’ve had plenty of those in my family and we worked it out. But mine seems a tad more functional than most in this day in age. That’s fucked up in itself.

    (Ha ha @42!)

  2. twzzlrgirl

    It’s true that you can be arrested for a verbal altercation in the UK if the “victims” want to press charges. I personally think it’s ridiculous. Given the supposed “assault” occurred on Sunday and the mom and sister went in on Monday, my guess is they weren’t in (nor did they feel they were in) any danger.

    I think mom and sis are looking for attention. He may not have really hurt them before, but after this……..man, i’d watch my back.

  3. cfr

    Batman Filming Caused Ledger’s Insomnia Which Led To O.D.


  4. twzzlrgirl

    And the pic of the kid…meh, i’ve seen plenty of toddlers get that look when they’re in a crowd and/or have cameras flashing in their faces.

  5. jezzie

    There was no report of battery; although, it is totally possible that the media confused the terms or that assault in said jurisdiction means something more. But, really, whose mom goes to police after her kid mouths off? Something seems fishy about this report…

  6. jokerforprez

    eh, ill still see TDK again. team bale.

  7. bill

    You can actually get arrested in America for verbally abusing someone. You dont actually have to touch someone for assault, just put them in a reasonable fear of being hurt.

    So, not silly british.

  8. tp

    Christian Bale can slap me around, pull my hair, and call me dirty names any time he wants.

  9. Narcissist

    I bet them women be crazy.

  10. twzzlrgirl

    Bill: I’m just wondering how much these women could have been in fear of being hurt if they waited until the next day to report it.

    Maybe not silly British; just silly relatives of a celebrity looking for attention.

  11. Uncle Eccoli

    Fuck, I hate women. Sometimes I almost wish I was gay. -Almost.

  12. shellibelli

    id still fuck him silly……………

  13. shellibelli

    id still fuck him silly……………

  14. rough daddy

    lol thats the funniest part of the story you can get arrest for having an arguement in england…

  15. lemonheads

    Hey, the whole story may or may not come out, but I am not afraid to accept that Christian may be a creep, I am just more inclined at this point to think he may have a bitter mother and jealous sister with entitlement complexes who either made the story up or coerced him into a scuffle. Whatever comes of it he’s still hot as fvck and is a pretty freakin good actor. Family members can bring out the worst in us all.

  16. Susan B Anthony

    I would have been put in the slammer a lot if i lived in the uk. I have a verbal assualt issue. But maybe if so many people didnt need one. It wouldnt happen. Ive deff said things like that to my family. Probably 3 to 4 times a day. Dysfunction is a function

  17. dew

    Having personally known very charismatic (in public) people that were actual monsters in private, I wouldn’t be shocked if any actor had some kind of Jeckyll/Hyde thing going on.

    Until more is known on this story, I’m not sure what to believe. But unless the verbal threats were very dire and potentially life-threatening, I’m leaning towards thinking his mother and sister are drama-divas just because of the timing.

  18. Ingar Nathan

    His mother and sister are out for MONEY now that Bale has made it.

  19. squeaky

    Christian Bale can beat the shit out of me any time. ANY time…

  20. Angela Tontita

    Batman was a great movie! I love Christian Bale. He’s hot!!!

  21. Angela Tontita

    Batman was a great movie! I love Christian Bale. He’s hot!!!

  22. Angela Tontita

    But the joker was even hotter than batman!!!

  23. Angela Tontita

    But the District Attorney was hotter than both Batman and the Joker!!!!

  24. Angela Tontita

    But I’m sorry for them because the HOTTES ONE is my boyfriend!!!!
    Randy and I love him!!!!

  25. Corina

    I’m a big fan of Christian Bale…WTF? This doesn’t sound like him at all. If it is only verbal …shame on his family for having him arrested. I hope he lets the public know what happened.

  26. Corina

    I think he just took, took, and took all the bull he could from his family…then he finally told them to go to hell. I’m still a fan…and hell yeah, he could spank my bottom anyday…YUM!

  27. Bob

    WHAT A TOTAL DOUCHEBAG!!!! Dark Knight sucked!

  28. Sammy

    Bob. Gun.

  29. Ted from LA

    I heard he hit his sister first (POW!!!!) and then ran over to his mom (ZOOM!!!!!) and stuck her finger in the toaster (ZAPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and tried to blow up the house (KABOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!).

  30. NOEL


  31. CF

    I’ve worked with Christian and he visited me on set in Ireland last week. He is stressed out about the amount of fans swarming him and he had no sleep. I know the same any time I go out in LA or NYC its fucking sicking how much attention we get as actors. I go home to Ireland and not a word said to me the same with Christian when he goes home to Wales. We have to vent people give us a break.


    Filiming Ondine at the moment.

  32. bootlips

    I’m Battery Man.

  33. Remember that he hasn’t been convicted of anything yet. A lot may still come out about this. It sounds really bad, but remember that the media likes a sensational story. Of course he has denied it, and maybe should be given the benefit of the doubt until we know more http://www.christianbalearrested.info

  34. JCVD

    I’m from BRUSSELS and I can say as a man who has experience in MARTIAL ARTS and as a former consultant to Mr. Bale’s trainer that he has the utmost respect for the art with his body, mind, and soul. Howver, I cnt seem to splel worth s ahit


  35. SB

    Er…i live in the UK and you most certainly can not get arrested for verbal assualt.

  36. Jeniffer

    He is really handsome in the picture.He seems to have a personal account at a millionaire&celebrity dating club **R I C H L O V I N G.C O M** with his pictures and blog. He is so popular there. I’ve been there for day, it seems the girls are not hard to hook up.

  37. Niles

    Why does his gaze remind me so of Tom Cruise? Must be their tainted souls?

  38. Sarah L.

    I love Bale. I think he’s innocent. It was just a bad family argument and the police should have never been involved.

    His little girl is so cute! Looks like both mom and dad. I understand her “zombie-stare”…. my two little girls are the same way: happy and personable, but when surrounded by strangers, they clam up and get that exact same look. It’s just the way kids react. She’s precious.

  39. mems

    he’s so hot!!

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