Jodie Foster had a run-in at The Grove in Los Angeles with a minor who was taking her picture. However, her rep is denying that she assaulted the "young" photographer.
An LAPD police report, taken on May 29 at 1:50pm, gave the following description of the incident:
"Vict while at The Grove saw susp and began to take pics of susp with his camera then walked to the valet area of The Grove. Susp followed vict, poked him on his chest, grabbed vict by his left arm causing visible injury."
Online reports are claiming that the "17-year old", who was allegedly with his girlfriend at the time, saw Foster in the parking lot and took her picture. That's when she allegedly pushed and shoved him leaving scratches and bruises on his arm.
Foster's rep tells X17online exclusively:
"The young man was most definitely a professional paparazzi. He had a large camera bag and a 1000 mm telephoto lens. He tailed Jodie and her young sons from the movie theater to valet parking. He crowded her and her children and took photos of them the whole time. She touched him on the elbow in an attempt to take him aside to talk to him and tell him to stop. He scared the kids."
The LAPD media relations department confirms to X17online that a misdemeanor battery report was taken against Jodie Foster, but they refused to elaborate on the incident. However they did tell us that there will be "no further investigation" into the matter.
This isn't the first time Jodie has gotten testy with photographers -- several years ago the actress completely lost it when one photog snapped pictures of her out and about in Los Angeles, and though there weren't assault or battery charges filed, the lensman certainly got one heck of a verbal smackdown!