Po Po Busts Jude for 'Attack' on Pap

Photog claims that actor called him a pedophile
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2007 7:58 PM CDT
British actors Jude Law, right, and Michael Caine arrive for the screening of their latest movie "Sleuth" in competition at the 64th Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Aug 30, 2007. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – London police have slapped the cuffs on Jude Law for allegedly attacking a paparazzo near his home yesterday, the Independent reports. The injured photog claims that Jude called him a pedophile before laying hands on him. “You would expect that sort of thing from a yob, not a Hollywood actor,” the man said afterwards. Law, who denies the charges, was released on bail.

Jude’s alleged attack is one of a recent spate of celebrities striking back at the shutterbugs. Police arrested Hugh Grant in April for reportedly tossing baked beans at a pap outside his home. Another lensman was found guilty of assault in July for grabbing Heather Mills’ shoulder. As for Jude, he’ll be back at the cop shop next month “pending further inquiries.”