May 30, 2016  

No Charges for Hugh Grant Over "Baked Bean Attack"

June 4, 2007 (6:22 am) GMT
Hugh Grant will not face charges over allegedly kicking a photographer and attacking him with baked beans, it has been reported.

is innocent. The British actor will not face charges over claims he attacked a photographer with a tub of baked beans and kicked out at him, the Crown Prosecution Service said Saturday June 2nd.

Grant was arrested by police and released after posting bail after allegedly attacking photographer Ian Whittaker near his London home in April. Whittaker alleged that Grant attacked him after he reportedly tried to take photographs of Grant's former girlfriend , who lives nearby.

There was too little evidence to charge the 46-year-old actor over the kicking "because there were clear discrepancies between the accounts of independent witnesses and those of the photographers involved," the CPS explained.

"In relation to a second allegation involving a discarded take-away food container, the CPS decided that a prosecution would not be in the public interest in light of the minimal nature of the alleged assault, the lack of premeditation on the part of Mr. Grant and the overall circumstances of the incident," the CPS revealed further.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Hadid Flaunts Ample Cleavage in Racy Bikini. See the Pic!
  2. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cradle Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Baby During Brunch
  3. Jeff Bridges Joins 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
  4. Demi Lovato Mourning Her Great-Grandma's Death. Read Her Touching Tribute
  5. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Party in Las Vegas, Talk About Wedding Plans
  6. Stephen Amell and Will Arnett Joke About Making an 'Arrow' Feature Film
  7. Liam Hemsworth Admits His 2013 Split From Miley Cyrus 'Was Hard'
  8. Madonna Throws Shade at BET for Diss Over Her BBMA Tribute to Prince