A 17-year-old teenager has accused Jodie Foster of battery, Radaronline.com reports. According to the police report, the incident happened May 29 when the boy tried to photograph Foster.
“Jodie Foster attacked my son at the parking lot at The Grove. Jodie pushed and shoved him leaving scratches and bruises on his arm.” The alleged victim’s father told Radar, and he contends that Foster’s behavior horrified her sons, ages 8 and 11.
“She came after him, poked him in the chest and said, ‘Do you even have a mother you slime ball? He didn’t mouth back at all and was scared of her,” he said. “At one point Jodie’s son even came over to my son and apologized. Her kids were really embarrassed.”
Foster has been relentlessly hounded by paparazzi since she generally keeps her personal life very private. In 2008, she reportedly broke up with her partner Cydney Bernard after 14 years together and reportedly split from new girlfriend Cindy Mort last year.
“This guy was most definitely a professional paparazzo,” the actress’s rep tells PEOPLE magazine. “He had a large camera bag and 1000mm telephoto lens. He tailed Jodie and followed her all the way from the movie theater to the valet.”
Foster, however, says the teenager had been following her for a while.
“He crowded her and her two young children and took photos of them the whole time,” says the rep… “This guy’s behavior was completely inappropriate,” says the rep, “and the police report is a fabrication of the incident.”
It’s one persons’ word against another. No matter if this “kid” was a member of the paparazzi, she had no business putting her hands on him. If that is what happened.