Jodie Foster, teenager clash over photos

Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:28pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of a 17-year-old teenager has accused Oscar winner Jodie Foster of being rough with the boy after he snapped photographs of the Oscar-winning actress and her sons outside a movie theater.

Foster's spokeswoman fired back on Friday that the "young man was most definitely a professional paparazzo."

"She did touch him on the arm to try to take him aside to talk to him and tell him to stop" taking pictures, the actress' spokeswoman, Jennifer Allen, told Reuters.

A report filed with Los Angeles police hours after the May 29 incident said Foster went up to the unidentified teen after he had snapped pictures of her, and that she poked him on the chest and grabbed his left arm.

But Officer Cleon Joseph, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said no charges have been filed.

The police report was obtained by RadarOnline.com on Friday. The teenager's father told the celebrity news website that claims he was a paparazzo were "ridiculous...He's just a kid who happens to have an nice camera."

Foster's spokeswoman Allen said the teenager "tailed Jodie and her young sons" and that he "crowded" them as he took pictures, scaring the actress' children. She also said he had a camera bag and a telephoto lens.

Foster has two boys, ages 11 and 8. She won the best actress Oscar twice, once for her role in 1991 thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" and before that for her part in 1988 drama "The Accused." She played a crime victim on a mission for revenge in 2007 film "The Brave One."

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

 
<p>Actress Jodie Foster attends the premiere of the film "Edge of Darkness" in Los Angeles January 26, 2010. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>