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Jude Law Arrested!!!

Jude Law Arrested!!!

Jude Law was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted paparazzi outside his London home. The British actor turned himself in, was fingerprinted and bailed to return next month.

A police spokesman said: “A 34-year-old man from Maida Vale was arrested yesterday on suspicion of actual bodily harm after voluntarily attending a London police station.

“The arrest followed an allegation of assault yesterday at a residential address in Maida Vale.

“The 34-year-old man was released on bail to a date in October pending further inquiries.”

Pictured: Jude having heated conversation on his cell phone on Monday in London.

UPDATE: Jude‘s rep tells Us Weekly that Jude was not arrested: “I can confirm that Jude Law voluntarily attended Marylebone Police Station yesterday following an alleged incident outside his house earlier in the day. Mr Law provided police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a ‘paparazzi’ photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer. Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made.”

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  • SaRaH

    # 1

  • SaRaH

    # 1

    !!

  • Iris

    He seems like a person who is very unhappy with his life. A great actor, but cleary very troubled personally.

  • [~Famous~]

    loser.

  • depeche

    he will be the hottest prisoner ever:-)

  • gini

    i still love him!

  • Frenchy

    What? And it’s not like he’s Brad Pitt being followed endlessly by the loserazzis. What a wuss.

  • H

    i saw him a bit upset with paparazos on the last pictures.

  • dulcemirita

    I can’t blame him. Paps should know the difference between public life and private life, and concerning his kids he defendded them fiercely, (mabye not in the wrigth way)’cause you don’t know the use those stolen pics will have.He has never sold a single pic of him&his children to any magazine, so if he considers that he’s suffering an intrusion on his privacy, I understand his reaction.

  • Liz

    #3:
    yeah, I’d say he’s real troubled about having cameras shoved in his face everywhere he goes…I think the paps are slightly above hyenias in the evolution chain…

  • Liz

    Also, great psychoanalysis, #3…are you psychoanalyst to the stars or something?

  • Mariana

    The paparazzi count this:

    The snapper claims Law viciously assaulted him earlier today outside his north west London home, punching him in the face and kicking him to the ground. Police were called after the incident, which left the photographer needing hospital treatment. He says, “I was at a bus stop near Jude’s house but I wasn’t taking pictures of him. My camera was still in the bag. He was by himself when he recognised me and started accusing me of being a paedophile and that all I wanted to do was take pictures of his children. “He then punched me in the face and started kicking me. I was shocked at his behaviour. You would expect that sort of behaviour from a yob not from a big Hollywood actor.” A police spokesperson says, “Police were called out in to the Maida Vale area after reports of a disturbance and inquiries are being made.”

    The paparazzis follow the three kids of Jude. This isn’t the way, but one father is right defend his kids. And the law don’t defend them.
    And… Jude deny the assault.

  • me

    Ok, I get that the paps are extra crazy with their tactics but come on. Let’s have some self control here. Everytime I turn around, some celeb is going psycho with the paps. Don’t they realize that when they do retaliate that it just aids the paps?? They get all of shots of a celeb losing his shite. You know what, celebrity is a pain, but they knew what they were getting into when they were chasing the fame beast so I can’t feel too badly for any celebrity.

  • Mariana

    And I forget… If Brad or others actors or public person want, or don’t care if his kids are in the covers magazines, perfect, but they must respect when the fathers don’t want.

  • Mariana

    Well, “me”, but I talk the children. They must’n follow the children.

  • shery

    The way paps get their pictures is NOT acceptable, and it should not be a price of fame to have yourself stalked so intrusively day after day just so somebody can get a picture of you. I think there should definitely be some personal space, and I don’t know why laws allow this to go on.

    If an attractive woman is stalked by a photogapher on the street who jams a camera in her face everyday as she’s going to work, going home, going to the store, do we blame the woman because she is attractive or do we get the a**hole arrested for stalking and violating her personal space?

    To say that celebs should expect this treatment is like saying an attractive woman who dresses seductively deserves to be raped.

  • caro

    The day before this same pap took pics of Jude and Iris and Rudy-they were outside playing/minding their own business. You never know where these pics will end up. He and Sadie have always been protective of their children. Maybe he could have handled it differently but it has to be intrusive with the paps there all the time.

  • erica

    I can totally see why celebs lose their temper. I guess sometimes they just take it and take it until it finally builds up.

  • http://www.ilsvont.com ils vont…

    ooooh tough guy, I would love get in a fight with Jude Law. Smack him around a bit.

    http://www.ilsvont.com

  • Sandy

    Frenchy ,Brad empkloys a security force because of the paparazzi and
    lives his life shielded from them in this manner. Jude wants h private life to be the normal one that any young family might have. He has reitrated that again and again and has been foillowed\
    by the British tabloids since he teamed up with Sadie and through the
    years they have gotten more disrespectful and more of a threat to the chilren. When he is in a public place with his kids it’s OK for them to take pix. But in his private life with his kiids he wants just that his privacy. YOu and I get it. NO, a celebrity doesn’t owe evERY moment of their lives to anyone. Privacy shoiuld be guaranteed thing just as freedom of speech is. I don’t believe this guys story and I think they may have had words before ahd this was setup. I think in protecting his children I will not criticize Jude for this but applaud him. THis has been such a big problem in his life. The intrusion of people in his face wherever he goes requires legal action in enforcing rules and regulations that must be set by the law and themkedia industry to control these men who will do anything for a buck,.and have no shame or conscience about it.

  • Sandy

    Frenchy ,Brad empkloys a security force because of the paparazzi and
    lives his life shielded from them in this manner. Jude wants h private life to be the normal one that any young family might have. He has reitrated that again and again and has been foillowed\
    by the British tabloids since he teamed up with Sadie and through the
    years they have gotten more disrespectful and more of a threat to the chilren. When he is in a public place with his kids it’s OK for them to take pix. But in his private life with his kiids he wants just that his privacy. YOu and I get it. NO, a celebrity doesn’t owe evERY moment of their lives to anyone. Privacy shoiuld be guaranteed thing just as freedom of speech is. I don’t believe this guys story and I think they may have had words before ahd this was setup. I think in protecting his children I will not criticize Jude for this but applaud him. THis has been such a big problem in his life. The intrusion of people in his face wherever he goes requires legal action in enforcing rules and regulations that must be set by the law and themkedia industry to control these men who will do anything for a buck,.and have no shame or conscience about it.

  • me

    Ok, I don’t want anyone to misread what I have written. I never said that it was ok for the paps to take pictures of celeb children. The kids never asked for the fame or the fortune. What I did say is that these folks go in with their eyes fully open to the fact that if they do make it to the A-list, that the paps are part of the deal. It’s not illogical to state that celebrities should expect that when they do become famous that they’ll be chased around by photogs. Paps have been around for a long time, it’s not a new phenonmenon. Either way, Jude had no right to assault the photographer.

    I don’t condone the behavior of the photographer either, but we can’t dismiss the fact that Jude assaulted another person. There are other ways to handle the situation without resorting to violence. If as you say this was the same photographer that was following Jude around the previous day, I would have suggested that Jude visit the authorities and make them aware of the situation. What the photographer is doing does boil down to stalking and there are laws against that.

    Number 16…I don’t know if your comment was directed towards me, but I don’t see how you can make such an analogy. Dressing seductively is not synonymous with rape because it does not always lead to an attractive woman being violated. Women have been raped even when they were dressed conservatively or frumpy. The same can not be said for being an A-list celebrity because being that famous will always and without a doubt equate to being hounded by the paps. It comes with the territory.

  • Belinda

    Sandy:

    Privacy from photographers for celebrities is not legally guaranteed at this point. I really cannot applaud Jude’s actions. It will do no good and it may do more to damage his reputation. What legal action could be taken? There are no rules and regulations concerning the media industry and paparazzi in any country that I know of. Physical violence against them will not cause shame or a crisis of conscience in these guys. In fact, they’re probably absolutely elated that this has happened. It will fuel more paparazzi coverage of Jude at least for a while.

    If the photographers are such a problem for Jude and his children(and I believe that they are) then he probably needs to resort to what Brad and Angelina and Tom and Katie and Britney and quite a few others do and hire private security and bodyguards. I think that he may find that it is worth it.

    Meanwhile, maybe laws can be passed but that takes a LOT of time and legal wrangling especially in countries that guarantee freedom of the press.

  • LJ

    Great job Jude..i’m your side..

  • brenda

    Jude, I’m with you, too. There has to be a limit to the amount of crap that paps get away with.

  • Pole

    AFAIK Jude has never been happy being followed by the paparazzi unlike many other stars. I guess that would explain why he gets to angry when they go after his children. Obviously he should attack people but my sympathy is with him not the paparazzi. They can go home and be in peace – he can’t even walk out the door without being snapped over and over again.

  • Ruth

    I can remember a time, not so many years ago, when the children of actors/celebrities were off-limits and it was rare to see photos of them in the media. Major stars brought up their kids without the constant intrusion of the media. Today it is different and apparently the Paps have “The Right” to do what they want in the name of freedom. I am sorry but it is not right to take photos of children whoever their parents may be – and this includes the kids of Brad Pitt, who employs a small army to protect his family. Why do you think these people need to carry their children everywhere? We would all carry our kids if there were hoards of photographers just meters away from them.

    Jude Law lost his temper and maybe crossed the line but he only did what any father would do to protect the privacy of his children. I cannot agree that celebrities “HAVE” to accept this as being a part of their life. Jude Law is an actor and his only duty is to ensure that his performances are good. The same applies to all the other actors who are in the same situation. We should only be interested in the TALENT AND ACTING SKILLS of these people and not their personal lives.

    Of course I am not talking about Britney, Paris and the other Media-whores who seek out daily publicity.

    It might be a good idea if we, the public who access the celebrity boards, simply stop using those boards who constantly publish the photographs of children like the Jolie-Pitts etc.. Perhaps then the boards would be more careful with what they publish.

  • http://blacktennispros.blogspot.com http://blacktennispros.blogspot.com

    When will the paps learn?

  • Mariana

    Maybe all the people are a few guilty.

    Jude’s lawyer spoke earlier today, saying: “I can confirm that Jude Law voluntarily attended Marylebone Police Station yesterday following an alleged incident outside his house earlier in the day.

    “Mr Law provided the police with a statement regarding his denials of allegations by a ‘paparazzi’ photographer against him and made his own allegations concerning the photographer.

    “Jude has the utmost respect for the police and whilst this is an ongoing matter no further comment will be made.”

  • Okay?

    Most A List stars don’t like having paps following them around, don’t get delusional. You don’t “sign up” for that.There’s a time & place for everything. There no reason to followpeople around just for the heck of it. You can’t just sh!t in the street because you feel like going. You will get a ticket of some kind. The paps know when the time is to get pictures. But no, they are not satisfied with that, they must take a pic of you taking a sh!t!!!!!!

  • Nonnie

    Russell Crowe throwing a cell phone and hurting a clerk, Sean Penn some years back beating up a photographer, Gary Durdan (of CSI) attacking a photographer in New York, and Britney Spears denting a photographer’s car with an umbrella—and the list goes on. If they want to be
    celebrities they should follow the examples of Matt Damon (always takes time with fans and photographers), Tom Hanks (always cordial and answers questions) and Beyonce Knowles (always friendly and available, even when vacationing with Jay-Z her boyfriend) or they should find another career. Jude Law is an egotistical self-centered skinny bigot–he cheated on his wife with his nanny and thinks he is God’s gift to the acting world and to all females.

  • angie

    Nonnie’s delusional. Meds might help, just a suggestion.

  • Pole

    @Nonnie – So it’s ok that the paparazzi follow his children around and stalk him right outside his house? I’m guessing Matt Damon and Tom Hanks would be quite angry if that happened to them.

  • angie

    Pole, don’t bother Nonnie, she has a condition.

  • Grana

    Whilst I dont condone what he did, I can see why he did it. Yes, he’s an actor, hes the one that signed up for the constant media attention – his children didnt. He is protecting his kids and although physical assault isnt the best way to go about it, it may be the only way.

  • Pole

    It seems to me that he and Sadie work quite hard to keep the kids out of the limelight and keep their life as normal as they can get it.I have yet to see Jude selling pictures of his kids or bringing them with him in public. I really feel for him on this matter. I would hate it if someone was after my kids like that!

  • Cynthia

    Jude Law is a cutie too. Loved him in the ‘Garden of Good and Evil’.

  • Ria

    Jude has never, ever used his kids for publicity. You will never see his kids in the pages of OK and Hello who regularly publish pics esp of the Beckhams. He has specifically forbid his wife not to include their kids in any interviews or photo ops. A lot of celebs sell their kids’ photos to the magazines but not him. The paps upset his kids especially Rudy and Iris when she was small and they would constantly follow them and take pictures of him and kids. Do you blame him? His oldest son Raff goes into hiding every time he sees the paps around.

    He has repeatedly asked the paps politely not to take pictures of his kids
    but they do not have any respect for privacy whatsoever. They stake his house 24/7 in London. How many pics of him have you seen taken int he early morning hours or late at night? Matt Damon as much as he is popular is not harassed by paps. Why, because his pics and his wife’s pics do not sell.

    I live in LA and see celebs almost every week. It has never occurred to me to approach them, talk to them or ask for their autographs nor take their pictures.

  • Pole

    Ria – I agree with you completely!

  • sheryl

    I agree with Ria, too. To say that celebs should EXPECT this is different from saying they should ACCEPT this. I agree with whoever said paps are like hyenias. I would be embarrassed to even admit I was a paparazzo, if that’s what I had chosen as my “livelihood,” the way some of them act. Wasn’t this a big conversation back 10 years ago when Princess Diana died? Do more bad things need to happen before laws are finally enacted to stop this madness?

  • angie

    And another thought…with the whole You-Tube phenomenon, what’s to keep wierdos from following non-celebs around with video cameras in their faces just so they can get something wierd to put on You-Tube? How far are we from EVERYBODY being a target of somebody for the sake of entertainment? Bet you’d have a lot more people retracting their “celebs deserve it” mentality if/when they themselves become the shark-bait.

  • prison break fanatic

    i agree with ruth. but i think its partly the publics fault because if we didnt read the trashy magazines people would not get harassed. i dont know why people have an interest in someones elses private life which shud be and remain PRIVATE. and doesnt phographing children count as paedophilia?

  • sheryl

    We have animal control….why not pap control?

    Children should be totally off limits…they are protected in press in other ways until they reach 18, why not with the tabs?

  • dolorescraeg

    jude is trying to give those kids a normal life. the paps are in his face when he wakes up in the morning to get coffee…if he meets a lady friend…if he gets his car washed. they don’t leave him alone. he tolerates for himself but he won’t bend where his kids are concerned.i spoke to his assistant ben jackson once and he said the only time he gets angry is when those camera are popping away at the children. he doesn’t have security. he’s all he’s got. justin timberlake upon talking to jude one day said….i can imagine how protective you are of your children…if i see a pap near my dog…i say don’t you dare go near my dog….here we’re talking three children. i hope this is resolved quickly and that restraining orders are put up to keep the paps at a distance so as not to frighten small children. also jude doesn’t wants his kids all over the internet….there are a lot strange people out there. he shouldn’t have gotten physical but i can understand his frustration…i just hope this passes quickly. jude god bless you and good luck.

  • leelee

    what’s the difference between having a public life and a private life? are their certain areas in the park that are private? if you walk out of your house and get snapped by paparazzi, that’s your private life. if you’re walking the red carpet that’s your public life. that’s a big difference. there’s no in between. you can’t be like one day i’ll just go out and be snapped and call it my public life cause i’m promoting a movie and then the next day do the exact same routine and call it your private life. once you’re off the red carpet or off the cinema screen your life is private!

  • Daphne

    Jude lost his temper which is not a good thing at any time but give the guy a break. He is a passionate man and I can believe he has a temper. The scum paps follow him AND HIS KIDS everywhere. They are stalkers with cameras. They have no press credentials at all. I totally sympathize with Jude. Any parent would, and I think any human being with any feeling would.

    Violence doesn’t solve anything, I know. But in my heart I wish Jude had done serious damage to that human scum and teach him a lesson.

  • Daphne

    Leelee, You are wrong. By your logic, stalking couldn’t be illegal because the stalkers follow their target in the streets and in public places. But stalking IS illegal. Paparazzi are just stalkers with cameras, and to target a star’s kids is especially grievous.

    I agree completely with Ria #38.

  • kim

    :shock:
    :idea:
    :!:
    :x
    :cry:
    :evil:
    :mrgreen:
    :p
    8)
    :?
    :D
    :arrow:
    :heart:

  • kim

    :X
    :)
    :(
    :p