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Christian Bale Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Family

Christian BaleUPDATE: No charges will be filed against Bale for the July 20 incident.

Is as dark off-camera as the characters he plays on screen?

According to Britain’s The Sun, the actor was arrested by police in London earlier today after reportedly assaulting his mother and sister at the Dorchester Hotel on Sunday. That is where Christian has been staying since arriving for Monday’s premiere of . Although the two women reported the incident to police yesterday, officers chose to wait until after the red carpet affair before speaking to Bale.

It is customary in England for police to arrest someone before he has been questioned in connection to a crime. Since the 34-year-old has not yet been charged, a department spokesman could not specifically name Christian in the official 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. He currently remains in custody.”

Bale is next scheduled to be in Spain on Thursday for the Barcelona premiere.

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