A 17-year-old boy who claims he was attacked earlier this year when he tried to take a picture of Jodie Foster will file a civil lawsuit, Radar Online learned today.
According to the complaint, the boy who is just being called ‘Tony Jr.’ saw Foster in a parking garage and went to try to get a picture of her. He then said she attacked him, getting into his face and saying, “Do you even have a mother you slime ball?” while poking him in his chest. She then allegedly grabbed his arm, clawing at it and causing several bruises and cuts, which he took photos of after.
“Ms. Foster viciously attacked me for taking a photo which was totally uncalled for and it scares me to think that we live in a society where it’s really okay to hit people if you’re a celebrity in Hollywood or if you are rich and famous,” Tony Jr. said, saying that police dropped all charges, citing lack of evidence.
Shortly after the initial claim was filed with police, Foster’s rep came forward and said that the the claims were false. They also said that the teenager was a professional photographer, which Radar says is a lie.
“Foster’s rep offered not a shred of evidence to back up that claim and when RadarOnline.com investigated, we discovered he has never attempted to sell a photo professionally to any news or entertainment outlet,” executive vice president David Perel said.
“A fan taking a photo of a celebrity is hardly an unusual event and the rep’s comments seem to lack substance. For the rep to say the teenager is a professional photographer because he has a telephoto lens is laughable. It was a silly comment at best.”
I don’t know if this story is true, or not. What I do know is that a rabid, angry Jodie Foster attacking me in a parking garage is the stuff of nightmares.