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Jude Law-Breaker? Actor Arrested for Alleged Attack

9/5/2007 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Actor Jude Law turned himself in to London police Tuesday after allegedly beating the crap out of a paparazzo outside of the star's home.

A police spokesman wouldn't identify Law by name, but confirmed, "A 34-year-old man from Maida Vale was arrested yesterday on suspicion of actual bodily harm after voluntarily attending a London police station." Law is both 34-years-old and lives in Maida Vale -- a swanky London neighborhood. Law was snapped leaving his home -- smiling -- shortly after the alleged incident.

According to a published report, the battered photog says Law went nuts even though he wasn't shooting at the time, accusing the snapper of being a pedophile that only wanted to shoot Jude's children.
Police say the "34-year-old" was released on bail. A court date was set for sometime in October.

Last year, cameras caught Law lashing out at photogs in Los Angeles, telling them, "You don't film my f**king children" and threatening, "I'll have you up for pedophilia!"

Calls to Law's reps have not yet been returned.


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16.

SG    

These paps really shouldn't even think about filing charges when they get a little boo-boo because THEY are stalking. I mean really, look at all the damage Jude did, OMG he's scarred for life. Get real paps and stay away if you don't like it.

2516 days ago
17.

Bee    

While I would never accuse David Beckham of being the fountain of all knowledge, he did make a point some years back that paparazzi are essentially stalkers. Any one else who camped outside your house 24/7, took photographs of your children and followed and harassed you constantly, would be brought before the courts in quicksmart time, and given either jail time or would be forbidden from going anywhere near that person from then on.
Why is it ok for paparazzi to take photos of celebrities' children? It makes me so angry that they push people like Jude Law to the absolute limit, follow them constantly - Jude Law is a human being and he snapped - and then it is Jude that is seen as having done wrong. If you push people to the limit, they will inevitably snap.
Leave them alone, photographers. (not that this will ever happen, I am aware).

2516 days ago
18.

Canadian Queen    

Way to go Jude! They are stalkers and you have to protect your kids from these creeps!

2516 days ago
19.

Piper    

For all the invasions and attacks the pap's impose on celebrities private lives, I think they deserve every bit of abuse back at them.

Good for Jude Law! I'd do the same for my kids.

2516 days ago
20.

LOLA    

Dear Teri......i did not come here for a spelling B, but just to make a point....I think the point came across, even if i missed a few letters.. why don't you try to stay with the topic and try to ...relax mamma....R E L A X ........
we really need less critical people in this world....

2516 days ago
21.

sadeyescrying    

smack his azz for me way to go jude besides looks like minor injuries boo hoo nosey punk

2516 days ago
22.

newsflash    

In the past there seems to have been a suspiciously vocal group of "friends" of the ex-Mrs Law ready and willing to present her side of the story to the press. Right when their family life became a public soap opera they opened themselves up to this kind of press scrutiny.

That's not to say I think lurking in wait for pictures of kids is acceptable. It's not. But some celebs seem to want to play the press then get upset when they are no longer in control.

2516 days ago
23.

Mikey    

Cat Fight

2516 days ago
24.

Wendy    

You know this is getting worse and worse, the harassment the paparazzi gives, there will be a law down the line that bars them from getting too close to anyone. This is a perfect example AMONGST MANY of how far gone the paparrazi are regarding movie starts, seriously, they dont have a life and cant take a poop, sleep, eat, enjoy anything without them harassing them and thats where its going to be at eventually. The silliness of getting a scoop is getting dangerous.

Get a life paps, you need to get a grip because you will be in court soon with every pop start, movie star or whoever you decide to stalk. I wish we could stalk you and you would know how it is.

2516 days ago
25.

bi-polarmom42    

oh please the paparazzi should thank Jude Law now their photos will sell for even more money and they can even sell the one of his owie too.

Paparazzi know that the anger of the people they stalk is a hazard of the trade, I don't feel sorry for them at all.

2516 days ago
26.

Puh-lease    

Boo-hoo. The paparazzi need to stop stalking celebrities at home, especially if they have children. I think any parent - including a celebrity - has an absolute right to do whatever they deem necessary to protect their children. If what you showed in the pics is the guy's only injuries, then this situation is being blown completely out of proportion. From the TMZ article, I expected to see black eyes and a broken nose.

2516 days ago
27.

MissM    

Is this guy seriously pressed charges for that injury?!? I come home more battered than that on a daily basis...and I'm a preschool teacher...

2516 days ago
28.

Deborah    

His kids weren't even with him when he assaulted this pap! He wasn't protecting them- they weren't even there! Jude Law has always had a bad temper and it's always showed-walking 10 feet ahead of his girlfriends, treating his wife like cr*p (leaving her when she was sick with post partum depression after giving birth to thier 3rd child), cheating on his fiance, etc. The police were called to his house before when he went off on his wife. The guy's a bad tempered, self-centered a**hole. I don't care how famous you are or how mad you get at an "injustice" (I notice the injustice of him getting paid a criminal amount of money for what he does doesn't bother him!) - you aren't allowed to assault other people that annoy you. I hope he learns his lesson.

2516 days ago
29.

Deborah    

Puh-lease... "protect his children" from what? Being photographed? Puh-lease!

And no, people don't have the right to do whatever they want (including battery) to "protect their children" from being photographed! Those kids live as priviledged millionaires because their father is a celeb. They also have the downside of photographers. Boo-hoo. Makes their life a living hell? Gimme a break! These kids don't know and will never know what a living hell is!

And what's all this villifying the paps? If WE- the adoring public- didn't have the greedy hunger for all these celeb pics and gossip they'd have no reason to photograph celebs. Aren't we all on TMZ- which is all about celebs and celeb photographs? Why complain about "evil paps" when they only supply OUR demand?

Get over it. Jude's a bad tempered a**hole who can't handle celebrity. He should go back to the stage and work for scale. We'd all soon forget about him (and his kids!).

2516 days ago
30.

gagal    

Well Said Deborah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2516 days ago
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