If you had asked me how Christian Bale might celebrate starring in the highest-grossing weekend movie of all time, I probably would have guessed “had a nice glass of Scotch” or “hired three dozen prostitutes to satisfy his every whim.” I probably wouldn’t have guessed he would allegedly beat up his mom and older sister (unless you gave me several hundred guesses). Sez People:
Batman’s Christian Bale was arrested in London on Tuesday, following assault allegations reportedly made by his own mother and sister.
He was released from the Belgravia precinct station later in the afternoon with a 10-man police escort, in a blacked-out silver Mercedes people carrier. Bale is to return to police in September, pending further inquiry, a police spokesperson tells PEOPLE.
The actor, 34, allegedly lashed out at his mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, on Sunday at London’s Dorchester hotel, where he was staying before Monday’s U.K. premiere of The Dark Knight.
God only knows if the allegations are true or not, but it’s kind of fascinating how this is making everyone who loved Bale in the Dark Knight just this past weekend feel really, really awkward right now, and that’s on top of all the Ledger being dead stuff. Of course, we can’t rule out that Bale’s mom and sister had trapped Maggie Gyllenhall, and Bale was simply trying to find out were she was being held. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.