London news outlets are reporting that Christian Bale, who plays Bruce Wayne and Batman in The Dark Knight, has been arrested for allegedly beating his mother and sister.
As you may recall, we paid tribute to the sheer genius that is The Dark Knight a few days ago. For as much acclaim as the movie has received thus far not all has been fun and games. Critics raved about the film during its production. Then came the tragic news of Heath Ledger's death, which perhaps elevated the pre-release hype to its outrageous levels.
And now this. Say it ain't so Christian.
Hopefully these off-set antics won't detract from the film because it truly is a masterpiece that deserves all of the praise it has received. Food for thought: Babe Ruth was an alcoholic and a womanizer, but those traits are overlooked when speaking of the Bambino's affinity for hitting home-runs. It's not like either of these men cheated. I would feel much less at ease about the situation if this were the case.
Christian has denied the accusations, but for now we must wait and see how the story unfolds. I'm hoping that the allegations turn out to be just that: allegations.