Christian Bale tried to have a fan murdered

Perhaps Christian Bale identifies with his American Psycho character a little too much. The Dark Knight Rises star’s former publicist, Harrison Cheung, who worked for years with Bale but was never paid, has released a book about his time with the British actor that paints a very disturbing picture of him. Although the Academy Award winner’s anger problems have been no secret to the public, the book depicts a shocking temperament — including the fact that Bale once ordered a fan be murdered after getting too close to his personal life. When a fan letter arrived at his home on Manhattan Beach, Bale feared the fan may be stalking him and sent a fax to Cheung urging him to murder the admirer, saying, “Better to be safe than sorry, a screwdriver thrust through the eyeball into the brain prevents any screaming. Let me know how it goes.” The book also details his distaste for being confronted by fans, saying he would lecture little girls who approached his table about being rude until they cried and their parents were forced to yank them away. Christian Bale: The Inside Story of the Darkest Batman, was released to bookstores this week. ~Kyle Sharp

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  1. eeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr • June 1, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

    yaaaa, don’t see it happening….Does anyone note that these issues with people close to stars only start to pop up AFTER the person has been let go…I wonder why…-NOTE SARCASM!!!!

  2. dude • June 1, 2012 @ 2:30 PM

    Well obviously, who is going to write a tell all about their boss while they’re employed and expect to be employed in the future?

  3. TheTruth • June 1, 2012 @ 4:01 PM

    Gee I wonder if that’s at all taken out of context… derp

  4. akkad • June 1, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

    so he hired his publicist/expert assassin to do the job……….?

  5. Coop • June 1, 2012 @ 6:35 PM

    Christian Bale isn’t that stupid if he was seriouse do you thing he’d sent a fax?

  6. Nobody Important • June 1, 2012 @ 9:12 PM

    This Cheung dude sounds like an anal tool. Bale was clearly joking; it seems the dark knight has a dark sense of humor.

  7. Brenda • June 1, 2012 @ 9:45 PM

    I smell poo-poo….

  8. Joan • June 2, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    I think he definitely has a macabre sense of humor. I doubt he was being serious. But then, I don’t know him and this guy did.

  9. I See a Winnie a Pooh • June 3, 2012 @ 11:11 AM

    Someone didn’t get paid as a celebrity publicist? Intern maybe? Well, with these stories, someone is getting paid now. Too bad Bale is going to pay big time.

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