According to the Associated Press, Christian Bale was arrested this morning, spending four hours in a London police station after his mother and sister said that he assaulted them at the Dorchester Hotel in London Sunday night. He was released on bail.
At this time it’s unclear exactly what happened. The incident occurred a day before the European premiere of The Dark Knight. Police reportedly didn’t question the actor on Monday so as not to interfere with the movie’s premiere.
When asked if Mr. Bale had been arrested, a London police spokesperson said that “a 34-year-old man attended a central London police station this morning by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault,” but did not refer to him by name.