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Cash, Money, Moms: Why Bale Was Busted

7/23/2008 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Christian BaleSources tell TMZ Christian Bale has had a long-standing difficult relationship with his mom and Bale's camp believes the motivation for the whole assault charge may be $$$.

We're told when Christian's mom and dad divorced nearly two decades ago, his mom forced him to choose between the two. Christian picked his dad, and father and son moved out to L.A. in 1992, where his dad became his manager.

Somehow Bale's relationship with the mom has been "bitter" ever since. Bale has told friends his mother was extremely jealous of both his and his dad's success.

Last Sunday, Bale let his mom and sis into his hotel suite, though it was by no means an olive branch. As we first reported, there was physical contact, but somewhere in between a push and a brush. No one fell and no one was hurt.

Christian's camp thinks this could be nothing more than a shakedown. We're told some newspapers and mags have already been throwing around "insane" amounts of money for the story, so mom and sis could score big.

But our sources say the cops are starting to see the whole thing Christian's way, and the charges could disappear faster than Batman.

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william richard bradford    


we're ALL born into this world with
no teeth and hair wearing a diaper;

until those final days to live long enough to
do so again, we OWE our parents everything !

2221 days ago
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Lindsay    

Uhhh hello! I knew money was the obvious reason all along. You don't find it ironic that the charge was filed days before the release of the biggest movie ever? She knew the movie was going to make millions and she wanted her share.

2221 days ago
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Tom Cruise has landed    

Sorry, but his mom isn't entitled to his money. He earned it. His sister and his mom are opportunists and that is probably why he chose his dad to begin with. He's a talented actor and he has worked hard to make it. Kinda convenient that he just starred in the biggest movie of the year and his mom and sis come out of nowhere.

2221 days ago
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Victoria    

OK so after all this time he has been in movies we havent heard anything like this about him, momma should be ashamed of herself. as a mother myself all I want is for my kids to be happy,healthy and successful. This should be a moment where she is beaming with pride of her sons tallents . Geee wonder why he picked daddy....hmmmmmmmm

2221 days ago
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ANA    

I READ ON ET. COM & US WEEKLY IT WAS BECAUSE HIS MOTHER INSAULTED HIS WIFE NOT BECAUSE OF MONEY BUT IT COULD BE BOTH

2221 days ago
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Lucy    

this was not a surprise!!

2221 days ago
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tlynn    

Of course it's about money! Isn't everything? He's the one out working and making the money. Why should he have to give any of it to anyone! His mother is so vocal about which movies he should do and which he shouldn't, but ultimately it's his choice. He's the star, not his greedy mom and sister. He was nice enough to invite them to be part of the premiere and the bitches acted simple and then called the cops on him? WTF, he needs to cut their asses loose and keep doing his thing. I mean come on people, do they really think they can ever get another dime now?

2221 days ago
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Lindsay    

Oh no doubt he earned it and when I say her share it is pure sarcasm. She seems pretty crazy to me. CB seems like a really down to earth, nice guy and his mom is obviously a psycho.

2221 days ago
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loa    

christian bale is DORK! he was here in cabo when they filmed Troy here, a few years back..
we saw him at one of the bars here and he asked us if we wanted to go next door to the karaoke bar to watch "some Stars sing" as he put it... we said NO!

he is SO full of himself, WHAT A TOOL!

2221 days ago
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whataloser    

you didn't need superpowers to see this one coming. there is a special place in hell for parents such as this.

2221 days ago
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loa    

in other words, he was referring to himself! HE was the one who wanted to sing karaoke...

idiot

2221 days ago
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Sean    

It's the old human standard. Once someone - anyone - see's that you are acquiring more of anything than they have - they have to have or destroy it. Mr. Bale is the number 1 box office draw now and probably has the $$ to prove it. Well, relatives come out of the woodworks and start making trouble and begging. If they don't get their way - they cry "rape" or "fire" - you know what I am saying - they start trouble. You know, filing a police report - talking to a newspaper tabloid........ Don't worry Mr. Bale - you will rise above it all and come out ahead - trust me.

2221 days ago
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elMacanon    

christian bale wasnt even in Troy, i think your confusing him with eric bana.

2221 days ago
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Nine2five    

Why the outrage, "he's a geek'? Big deal..not like he forced himself on you. My mom and I (I was 13 at the time..mom was 36) went out shopping 30 years ago and we waiting to cross the street when a limo pulled up and we were asked to "go to a party" by one of those albino Winters brothers (Edgar or Johnny). We laugh about it to this day. No harm done. A simple "no thanks" was enough.
Christian's father, David Bale, was a terrific guy. He passed a few years ago and I'm sure that still hurts.

2221 days ago
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Cynic    

She appears to be a money-grubbing biotch who's trying to profit from her son's success. Stupid woman - how DARE she call herself his "mom"!!! Just because one gives birth to a person does not automatically make her a "mom". Moms are selfless, caring, loving, and nurturing, and they just want what's best for their children, health and happiness topping the list. This pathetic excuse for a mother should be slapped.

2221 days ago
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