Christian Bale’s mother and sister accused him of assault, claiming he went batshit (goddammit, I am so sorry . . .) on them in his hotel over the weekend, a day before the London premiere of The Dark Knight. He surrendered to police yesterday, was placed under arrest, and released four hours later without being charged. He denies he assaulted his mother and sister.
Because the Bales are British (Welsh, if you wanna get technical about it), and therefore have class, they aren’t talking about what happened, or what “assault” actually means. And given that the cops let him go without pressing charges, I think we can give Christian the benefit of the doubt, file this under “family business” and forget about it.
But just ‘cause it’s a lot more fun, let’s assume the charges are true. I mean really true. Take a second and think: How pissed off do you have to be to whip your own mother’s ass on the eve of the European premiere of the biggest movie of your career?
This has got to be the most brilliant ploy to discourage autograph seekers I’ve ever heard of. Take heed and keep your distance, fanboys. If Batman will put his own mother and sister down, he will waste your pimply asses in two seconds and not feel the least bit bad about it.
Check out proper reportage of this story from the Associated Press right here.