The Scottish actor is accused of punching a paparazzo in the face as he was
getting into his limo outside Crown Bar in Los Angeles at 2am on October 7
Butler had been celebrating the premiere of Guy Ritchie’s film ‘RocknRolla’,
in which he starred.
Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan confirmed the charges
related to an “altercation with a photographer”.
Butler’s manager Alan Siegel said the actor asked his driver to stop the car
after the photographer repeatedly sped through red lights and almost hit two
pedestrians while pursuing them.
When his chauffeur pulled over, Butler allegedly got out of the car and
confronted the photographer.
Butler will be arraigned on June 10 but his lawyer says the actor will not
appear in court. If he is found guilty, he could spend up to six months in
jail and be forced to pay a $2,000 fine.