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Jodie Foster Attacks A Teenager

A photo of Jodie Foster

Here’s what happened, according to the police report.  Jodie Foster and her kids were at The Grove in L.A., and this 17-year-old guy started taking pictures of her in the parking lot.  Jodie approached him, “poked him on his chest,” then “grabbed vict by his left arm causing visible injury.”  The victim’s father was there as well, and he said that Jodie asked the guy “Do you even have a mother, you slimeball?”  He also said of his son that

“He didn’t mouth back at all and was scared of her. At one point Jodie’s son even came over to my son and apologized. Her kids were really embarrassed.”

The victim’s family filed the police report after the incident, and Jodie is being accused of battery.

I think Jodie Foster has legitimate reasons to freak out over some random guy taking her picture (and if Ronald Reagan were alive, he’d totally agree), but this seems like just a bit much.  When it gets to the point where one of your sons (who are 11 and 8, by the way) has to apologize for your violence, maybe you should do some reflecting.

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  • That’s definitely grounds for battery charges. While I’m sure we can all somewhat sympathize with her for being annoyed with someone sticking a camera in her face, wanting to protect the privacy of her family, and for all that she’s been through with that Hinckley nut job, the fact is she can’t be touching someone inappropriately and not expect to suffer the legal repercussions. Beyond the criminal assault charges that may come down, it should be noted that California is like THE worst sue-happy state to decide to do this in. Should’ve kept your cool, Jodie, and kept on walkin’.

  • Fuck the 17 yr old & his father. How's that?
    I have a 3 1/2 yr old and if anyone started snapping away at me, I'd Beat their ass but GOOD.
    Good for you Jodie.. And I bet the part about her kid apologizing is Bullshi-. So tired of money hungry freaks exploiting others. Get a real job.. become a blogger if you want to torture actors :-)

  • Jodi's reps claim the kid had enough camera equipment on him to make him paparazzi. I will also say that Jodi foster is smaller than most 17-year-old.

    Finally, why didn't the father tell his kid to stop taking pictures when it was obvious that Jodi was upset?