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'Fighter' Director

Transgender Case Closed

No Charges Filed

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

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"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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16.

Jackson    

I would suck that girl's d--k!

916 days ago
17.

(P)    

for a dude, that niece is pretty half decent.
anyways... my brother always flicks my moobs and i don't like it but what can i say? maybe i shouldn't grow moobs.

916 days ago
18.

KnuckleDragger    

WHOA! Good luck to that chick...she was f'ugly as a dude.

916 days ago
19.

Kari    

This story is disturbing in so many ways. Creepy.

916 days ago
20.

Babycakes    

Maybe they could do a penis transplant and he could give his to Chaz!

916 days ago
21.

Ace    

I gotta admit she looks pretty hot! I mean Lilly Tomlin, she is in a hot argument.

916 days ago
22.

jeff    

That girl isn't bad looking at all. Would fool me anyday. Doesn't look like a guy at all. Some things are better off being a secret.

916 days ago
23.

tgrfan42069    

lol boy gets breast implants..pc media calls him a her.lmao its a dude

916 days ago
24.

Wash. Hts. Girl    

He was a creepy AHole when he was living on Manhattan's Upper West Side, and now that's he's famous (we remember him when he wasn't) he's even a bigger AHole.

916 days ago
25.

Lizzi    

Ugh, that video of him freaking out on Lily Tomlin made me sick.

916 days ago
26.

Rogue Warrior    

This is some extremely commical writing!! HER??? Prove it is all I got to say! Furthermore, dude has a LONG way to go to even resemble a chick, but the problem remains that he's got junk in his underwear. He brought these charges against HIS uncle because he needs money to make a half a*s transformation happen. LMFAO at this story!

916 days ago
27.

Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Sounds like he's an angry homosexual.

916 days ago
28.

Rogue Warrior    

Let's just hope for entertainments sake, that he takes this to a higher court and presses the issue and his Uncle takes it all the way to a Jury trial. That would be a trial worth watching! If they could find an unbiased jury, it would be funny as he11 with all the conflicting he's, she's niece, nephew, girl, boy, and all the WTF looks by everyone involved.

916 days ago
29.

ITUS    

why would you want to hold your Transgender nieces tits? THAT IS JUST SICK!

916 days ago
30.

DRECAZ    

He's obviously looking for a payday to get his balls removed.

916 days ago
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