081408bale.jpgBatman has been vindicated; the AP has it that British prosecuters will not charge Christian Bale with assault in connection with an incident last month in a London hotel suite. Bale had voluntarily turned himself over to the police for questioning in July after his mother and sister said he assaulted them in the Dorchester Hotel before The Dark Knight premiere. Rumor has it that Bale's sister had hit him up for a loan and when he demurred his mother insulted his wife, throwing the actor into a rage. But an anonymous friend of Bale insists he didn't hit either woman, suggesting that his mother and sister were creating a scandal to try and sell their story to a tabloid. Hopefully Bale can now put this behind him and stay focused on Terminator Salvation!