Christian Bale has been arrested by detectives investigating claims that he assaulted his mother and sister, police sources said today.
Bale, 34, faces questioning over the claim — made by his own mother and sister.
But he was able to attend the first European screening of new Batman blockbuster The Dark Knight in London’s West End.
He is alleged to have lashed out on Sunday night at Park Lane’s Dorchester Hotel — where he has a suite.
His mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, who live in Dorset, went to a police station in Hampshire yesterday to lodge the allegation. The matter was referred to the Met Police.
Detectives, well aware of last night’s glittering bash, took the decision not to approach Bale yesterday. But they are expected to make attempts to quiz the Wales-born actor today.
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.
Christian………say it isn’t so!