Christian Bale Cleared August 15, 2008 Dark Knight star Christian Bale cleared of assault charges. Christian Bale has been cleared of charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister at the Dorchester Hotel on July 20. British media had reported that Bale’s mother and sister told police he assaulted them at the hotel a day before attending the European ‘Dark Knight’ premiere. Bale has denied the accusation. Now the country’s Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to afford a “realistic prospect of conviction” and ordered the police not to take any further action in the case. Prosecutors said the decision not to pursue the case was based in part on the feelings of Bale’s mother and sister. Bale has repeatedly refused to comment on the incident beyond a statement released by his lawyers denying the assault allegation. His family also has declined comment, saying the issue was a personal matter.