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Gerard Butler Charged With Misdemeanor Battery



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    Gerard Butler has been charged with misdemeanor criminal battery over an alleged incident involving a paparazzo last year, Access Hollywood has learned.

    A spokesperson for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office confirmed they filed the charge against the "300" star on Wednesday. He will not have to appear in court for the charge.

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    In October, police filed a report against the Scottish actor over an alleged scuffle with a photographer.

    According to a source close to the incident, the photographer followed Butler after he left a premiere in a car with a driver. The source claims the paparazzo chased the actor, driving and shooting and running at least one red light that endangered two bystanders on the street. After nearly hitting two the pedestrians, Butler had his driver pull over, the source said.

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    Butler allegedly punched the photographer several times, bloodying his lip.

    "The paparazzi continue to endanger the public in an unacceptable way," Butler's attorney, Blair Berk, said on Thursday in a statement to Access.

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