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Golden Globes: Dick Cheney’s daughter slams Christian Bale’s ‘Satan’ comment

Liz Cheney came to her father’s defense when actor Christian Bale thanked ‘Satan’ for the inspiration to play Dick Cheney in the movie, Vice, by bringing up domestic violence allegations against Bale.

The former Vice President’s daughter tweeted shortly after Bale’s Sunday night Globes speech: ‘Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,’ and quoted a 2008 headline from British news organization The Independent which read, ‘Christian Bale arrested for “assault on mother and sister.”‘ 

The reference to the decade-old allegation from Liz came after Bale made the ‘Satan’ comment while accepting the Golden Globe award for Best Actor Sunday night.

‘Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration for playing this role,’ he said of his Dick Cheney character in an apparent snub.

US Rep. Liz Cheney came to her father’s defense when actor Christian Bale thanked ‘Satan’ for the inspiration to play Dick Cheney in the movie, Vice, by bringing up Bale’s 2008 domestic violence charge

The political satire shows an unrecognizable Bale as Cheney, depicting the former second-in-command as the ruthless mastermind behind George W Bush’s presidency, which has gotten the film large criticism by conservatives.   

Bale, who has always denied the allegations from July of 2008, was cleared of charges due to ‘insufficient evidence’ in August of that year.  

The domestic violence allegation brought up by Liz, who is the US Representative at-large for Wyoming, stems back to the days surrounding the UK premiere of The Dark Knight, in which Bale played Batman.

Bale was accused of lashing out at his mother, Jenny, and sister, Sharon, in front of Sharon’s children in his suite at the Dorchester hotel, in Park Lane on July 21, 2008.

The following day, the mother and sister decided to go to a police station in Hampshire and make a complaint of assault.

Sharon told her friend: ‘I asked them to talk to Christian before he left as we felt his verbal and physical actions – especially in front of three children under the age of 12 – and no show of remorse afterwards needed to be pointed out to him as wrong.’

The mother and sister did not elaborate on exactly what the physical actions entailed. 

Bale voluntarily reported to Belgravia police station in London the following day to give his version of events and was released without charge. Sharon and her mother withdrew their statements two days after the incident.  

Liz Cheney tweeted on Sunday: Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,' and quoted a 2008 headline from British news organization The Independent which read, 'Christian Bale arrested for "assault on mother and sister."' Bale is shown 
 during his acceptance speech for Best Actor for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice

US Rep. for Wisconsin Liz Cheney is shown making a speech nominating US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Republican of California) to be Speaker of the US House as the 116th Congress convenes for its opening session in Washington, DC, on January 3

Liz Cheney tweeted on Sunday: Satan probably inspired him to do this, too,’ and quoted a 2008 headline from British news organization The Independent which read, ‘Christian Bale arrested for “assault on mother and sister.”‘ Bale is shown at left during his acceptance speech for Best Actor for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice. US Rep. for Wisconsin Liz Cheney is shown at right last week

At the time, Bale asked for privacy on the ‘deeply personal matter.’ On August 14, 2008, a Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said:

‘We can today confirm that we have advised the Metropolitan Police Service that the actor Christian Bale should not face any charges following an incident which occurred in relation to his mother and sister at the Dorchester hotel on 21 July this year.’ 

DailyMail previously reported the that confrontation that night stemmed from his mother allegedly hanging up the phone on Bale’s wife, Sibi. 

Bale has always denied the allegations and was never charged. At the time, Bale asked for privacy on the 'deeply personal matter.' On August 14, 2008, a Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said:Bale is pictured at London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2008

Bale has always denied the allegations and was never charged. At the time, Bale asked for privacy on the ‘deeply personal matter.’ On August 14, 2008, a Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said:Bale is pictured at London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom on July 25, 2008

Bale was accused of lashing out at his mother, Jenny, and sister, Sharon, in front of Sharon's children in his suite at the Dorchester hotel (pictured), in Park Lane on July 21, 2008

Bale was accused of lashing out at his mother, Jenny, and sister, Sharon, in front of Sharon’s children in his suite at the Dorchester hotel (pictured), in Park Lane on July 21, 2008

Christian Bale won the Golden Globe for his role as Dick Cheney in the film Vice and thanked Satan ‘for giving me inspiration for playing this role’

Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice

The real Dick Cheney

The film depicts former Vice President Cheney (right) as the ruthless mastermind behind George W Bush’s presidency, largely criticized by conservatives (Bale as Cheney, pictured left) 

In addition to the stab from Liz Cheney, Bale’s Satanic comment got plenty of laughs from Hollywood’s elite on Sunday night, as he continued to joke politics saying, ‘What do you think, [playing] Mitch McConnell next?’ 

The line gained the appreciation of the Church of Satan, who wrote on Twitter: ‘To us, Satan is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. As Mr. Bale’s own talent and skill won him the award, this is fitting. Hail Christian! Hail Satan!’ 

Bale brought the comedy during his speech, positing himself as a loose lipped geezer who couldn’t be trusted on stage with a microphone.   

The Church of Satan tweeted Bale's praise at his comment, writing 'Hail Christian! Hail Satan!' 

The Church of Satan tweeted Bale’s praise at his comment, writing ‘Hail Christian! Hail Satan!’ 

He thanked his two children and wife, revealing that ahead of the show she told him ‘less is more’ during his speech. 

‘She knows the dumb crap that can come out of my mouth at times. I can sink and ruin a perfectly good movie and so-so career in one speech. So thank you for that advice, my love,’ he said. 

‘(Vice director Adam McKay) said, ”I’ve got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma free and reviled by everybody and so it’s got to be Bale in it.”’ he said. 

Though he has made a career off iconic roles using an American accent, such as Batman, Bale is in fact Welsh-born. 

In addition to the stab from Liz Cheney, Bale's Satanic comment got plenty of laughs from Hollywood's elite on Sunday night, as he continued to joke politics saying, 'What do you think, [playing] Mitch McConnell next?' In this handout image provided by David Hume Kennerly, former Vice President Dick Cheney (left) hugs his daughter Liz Cheney (right) after she won the Republican primary for the US Congress on August 16, 2016 in Wilson, Wyoming

In addition to the stab from Liz Cheney, Bale’s Satanic comment got plenty of laughs from Hollywood’s elite on Sunday night, as he continued to joke politics saying, ‘What do you think, [playing] Mitch McConnell next?’ In this handout image provided by David Hume Kennerly, former Vice President Dick Cheney (left) hugs his daughter Liz Cheney (right) after she won the Republican primary for the US Congress on August 16, 2016 in Wilson, Wyoming

 

 

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