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'Fighter' Director

Transgender Case Closed

No Charges Filed

1/6/2012 1:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"The Fighter" director David O. Russell won't face criminal charges for touching his transgender niece's breasts last month ... at least for now -- this according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

A rep for the Sheriff's Office tells TMZ, the investigation has been concluded and the case has been closed. According to the rep, cops will not be referring the case to the State's Attorney "because it's an allegation of simple battery that was not witnessed by law enforcement."

The rep adds, the alleged victim can still take her case to the State's Attorney on her own for their consideration -- which means it's still possible, although unlikely, that charges could be filed in the future.

As we previously reported, Russell's 19-year-old niece -- a transgender female -- told police her famous uncle felt her breasts during a workout session at a Florida hotel gym. Cops say Russell admitted he touched her chest, but insisted he had consent.

0106_niece_subassertA rep for David tells us, "We are pleased that the authorities have looked into this matter and have confirmed that the investigation has been concluded and the case has been closed."

Worth noting, Russell's got an infamously ferocious temper -- back in 2004, he faced off with actress Lily Tomlin in a massive blowout on the set of "I Heart Huckabees" ... and it was all caught on tape.


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"Said; 'Hey, Sugar, take a walk on the wild side.'"

1028 days ago


At least we all know he is a nasty pig who wants to play with boy/girls.

1028 days ago


I guess in this case you CAN have your cake and eat it too. . .

1028 days ago

Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Creepy,just Creepy!

1028 days ago

Sin D guys got it made. When we do this stuff here in Kentucky we get made fun of and called incesteres. You guys...

1028 days ago


Oh please! First of all, the "niece" is really his nephew & second of all, I'm sure he was just curious to see what his nephew's breast implants felt like. I'd be curious too! In fact, I touched my cousin's implants, she didn't have me arrested, lol. I'd hardly call that sexual assault. Looks like his nephew is just looking for more attention & probably a paycheck. What a clown.

1028 days ago

Jay W.     

It's just wrong. Though the niecephew does look like a slutty girl posing with a ceeeegaaarette.

1028 days ago

Ozzie X    

She must have got a nice pay day.

1028 days ago

Jay W.     

uh gee gee I like when Ma & Pa watch them porno movies... gic gic I get to screw my sister. uh gic gic gic.

1028 days ago


Most likely, he/she is looking for money to snap off the twig and berries.

1028 days ago

arale norimaki    

To Nicole" Peloquin, Did they really sell your **** to China

1028 days ago


I'm not surprised. The nephew clearly stated that he didn't protest his uncle's examination which didn't result in any "physical" damage to the nephew. The nephew was "angling" for a "payday" that never materialized so he decided to "publicly" embarrass his uncle. Hopefully this "gold digger" will quietly go away and get some "real" help!!!

1028 days ago


Enough pushing the gay agenda Harv. This ******* is not a "she" and your little plot to get the rest of the world to accommodate freaks like this guy is lame and is why straight people don't like gay people.

1028 days ago


It looks like a girl.

1028 days ago

How can someone be a "niece" and have a wang?

1028 days ago
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