Is Anyone Really Surprised By This Blind Item About Christian Bale Being Abusive?

Christian Bale blind item abuse RedditSigns that Reddit is becoming more and more mainstream: Now you can find celebrity blind items there! Crazy Days and Nights’ Enty Lawyer found this fascinating post in Reddit’s r/unsentletters: A letter from a Redditor named peopleshouldknow addressed to an unnamed celebrity who she alleges to have dated and who apparently emotionally and physically abused her. “Your fans should know some things about you,” it begins, and she proceeds to rail against this entertainer for hating his mother and locking her (the Redditor) in a closet and threatening to cut her with scissors.

She keeps most of the details vague and coyly won’t answer Redditors’ guesses in the comments, for fear of revealing her identity and that of the guy in question. Except for the end of her letter, in which she includes one of the more memorable quotes from a major summer blockbuster that came out less than a month ago:

I was endlessly forgiving, justifying of your behavior. I allowed you to belittle me in front of our friends, use me, take over my home, and alienate me from all my friends.

Here’s a quote I’m sure you know:

“You see, it’s the slow knife, the knife that takes its time, the knife that waits years without forgetting, then slips quietly between the bones. That’s the knife that cuts deepest.”

Life will be your knife, the karma of everything you’ve done with viscous intent to others. It will eventually happen, whatever it is that finally happens to bad people like you. You fancy yourself a good guy, but you fool only yourself. You are the villain.

Yep, that quote comes from The Dark Knight Rises, which means everyone thinks the mystery man is Christian Bale. And if it were true, would we really be surprised? The actor has rage issues that we’ve seen blow up in the media, from his infamous tirade directed at a DP on the set of Terminator: Salvation, which was recorded and distributed; to the fight with his mother and sister in 2008 that has them permanently estranged. The accusations in the blind item certainly seem to match the other incidents where he’s lost control.

Of course, assuming it’s Bale is assuming that the Redditor is telling the truth. So who could she be? He’s been married to Sibi Blažić since 2000; not much is known about who he was in relationships with prior to then, though his ex-assistant claims he dated Winona Ryder and Anna Friel in the ’90s. Are we to believe that it’s any of these three women, or someone claiming to be his mistress? Like most blind items, we’re basing our discussion on several uncertain factors.

Every time I talk about Christian Bale, I can’t resist posting this video:


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    • carrie

      after the blind item about an actor in a franchise movie raping his boyfriend,the blind item about the actor playing with scissors….
      someone saw too many times AMERCICAN PSYCHO!
      the guy doesn’t seem to be married and their long-time relation doesn’t look low-key

    • Matt

      Now we’re using reddit for entertainment and gossip? Great journalism as always crushable…

    • kim

      God pathetic. I am sure you are a vile and stupid person in real life i base it on several factors including this dumb piece so it must be true.

    • JerryG

      The letter writer in question is making it up. There are a few key things that negates her/his “story” altogether which I won’t specify for privacy reasons. If you’re going to make a potential blind item, at least make sure there aren’t things that corroborate the story.

    • JerryG

      edit: * at least make sure there ARE things that corroborate the story.

    • carrie
    • Adri

      Fun, fun. Someone writes a letter in which NO SIGN accuses someone who did not name, but gives clues.

      I’m not a big fan of Bale, but I am not opposed to it. It’s a good actor.

      But this post and the ‘letter’ mutio are stupid. It’s not a question of liking or not this actor, is the lack of logic. I can imagine a teenager playing behind it and this site here – you never visit – giving credibility.

    • BaleFanForever

      I know for a fact that this is either a lie, or people are reading into it the wrong way. Christian Bale has never dated anyone that would be on Reddit. He’s been a child actor in the public eye since he was 10. Just because he’s recently became “famous” doesn’t mean that other people haven’t been following his every move for years.

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