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ficangel
Jul. 23rd, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
1) Assault is not the same as battery. Battery is actually hitting someone, assault is behaving in any way that makes them reasonably believe that a threat is present, with "reasonably" interpreted so broadly that spitting on someone can bring about an assault charge. Bale's a big dude; he very well might have just gotten agitated and loomed.

2) I can allege that my neighbor is breaking the noise ordinances by entertaining oompa-loompas around the corner, and it can still take some time to get thrown out of court. Also, law enforcement has reached a place where reports of male-on-female violence are dealt with very swiftly, because the dross is far more uncommon than the legit complaints.

3) Apparently, the British legal system functions differently from the American one, in that Bale appears to have been "arrested" before the police actually spoke to him.

4) I really doubt that the police would have responded with "Coolios, off you go" to Bale showing up on his own and saying, "I didn't do it" if there was strong evidence of harm.
halfdutch
Jul. 23rd, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Goddamn noisy oompa loompas! ;)

I'm with you -- this looks like a) it's been blown out of proportion even if there was, say, a bit of shoving, and b) living in H-wood, I've never heard one bad thing about Bale so I'm inclined to believe that this is really not of his doing here. I'm sure we'll all hear about how fucked-up his mother (and perhaps his childhood) are, etc, very soon. :-/ He seems like he survived being a child star quite nicely, tho.
ficangel
Jul. 23rd, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
It's now coming out that it was verbal assault that he was charged with, so "BALE HITS HIS MOTHER OH NOES" is more like, "Uh, this one time Bale yelled at his mother in public."
halfdutch
Jul. 25th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
Yes, and it looks like mom's a moneygrubber who insults his wife. Nice. :-/

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