Bale Arrested And Released; Denies Assault

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London (AP) Christian Bale has denied allegations of assault made by his mother and sister, hours after he was arrested, questioned by London police and released.

The 34-year-old star of “The Dark Knight” spent four hours at a police station, but was not charged. British media had reported that Bale's mother and sister complained he had assaulted them at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Sunday night.

Representatives for Bale rleased a statement today denying that an assault took place.

A woman thought to be Bale's sister Sharon told reporters “it's A family matter” from her home in Corfe Mullen, 110 miles southwest of London. A man who answered the door at the home of his mother Jenny Bale in nearby Bournemouth said she did not want to
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