September 5, 2007
Jude Law Arrested For Assaulting Paparazzi
British film star Jude Law was arrested following an altercation after he returned home to London from spending time at the Venice Film Festival. The paparazzi victim claims to have suffered minor injuries when Jude tried to grab the camera he was using to take photos right outside the star’s home.
“A 34-year-old man from Maida Vale was arrested yesterday on suspicion of actual bodily harm after voluntarily attending a London police station,” a police spokesman said. “The arrest followed an allegation of assault yesterday at a residential address in Maida Vale. The 34-year-old man was released on bail to a date in October pending further inquiries.”
Jude’s lawyer, Graham Shear, confirmed that his client had talked with the police. However, Jude denies the allegations against him and says that, rather, the paparazzo was to blame for the incident. Shear closed his statement by saying, “Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter, no further comment will be made.”
As previously reported by the Gossip Girls, a similar instance recently happened when Hugh Grant was reportedly questioned after being accused of assaulting a paparazzo with a can of beans. It appears that somebody needs to warn Hollywood that London has become a hotbed for celebrity assault lawsuits.