has spoken out about his recent assault arrest, revealing police officers were embarrassed during his booking process. The Sleuth
star was stunned to find police on the doorstep of his London home after an altercation with a photographer who provoked him in the street and then filed a complaint against the actor.
Law says, "This chap basically set about provoking me and ended up swinging a camera at me and it all got a little nasty. We had a little bit of a set to and I go home, and next thing I know there's a knock on the door and it's the police and apparently he's asking for my arrest. They're really embarrassed because they know this thing is a set up."
But Law accompanied the officers to a local police station, where he was booked - while the paparazzo he allegedly attacked waited outside.
He adds, "They (police) spy (him) out the window... with his camera, waiting for me to leave the station so that he can get another photo for the story. Luckily the policeman hides me in the back of his car... and drives me down the road and drops me off."
But the unnamed snapper insists Law's account of what happened isn't quite as harmless as the actor suggests.
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 pedophile 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 behavior."
-Jude Law Pictures
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