Rumors are swirling that British sensation Rob Pattinson may have gone to jail in Madrid, Spain last week. If you’re wondering whether or not to believe these stories, here’s a quick rundown of what happened.
Rob Pattinson Went to Madrid
Last Wednesday (February 21), paparazzi photographers spotted Rob walking into a Madrid jail. Apparently, he had skipped his court date in Venice, Italy, and was brought to Spain for a hearing. According to El Confidencial newspaper, Spanish authorities issued a European arrest warrant for the “Twilight” star, which allowed them to detain him in the country. Madrid jail officials later confirmed to the press that they were holding the “Bruno” actor. Rob is currently being detained in a 6′ x 6′ ft. cell with no windows and sporadic access to a phone. His lawyers have reportedly advised him not to travel outside of Spain for fear of being detained by Italian authorities.
Reports Of Rob’s Legal Issues
The “Bruno” star’s legal issues don’t end with him being arrested in Madrid. El Confidencial reports that a week prior to his arrest, several of Rob’s vehicles were vandalized in Venice. Reports claim that the culprits used orange paint, which is associated with the far-right, to mark the luxury vehicles. As a result of this incident, police are now investigating whether or not there’s a link between Rob’s alleged crimes and the neo-Nazi movement. If you’re wondering, earlier this year, Rob’s girlfriend, Suki, an Irish model, was also threatened with deportation following a high-profile incident with paparazzi photographers in Ireland. Although the Irish government allowed Suki to stay, it’s still not yet clear whether or not Rob will be granted permanent residency in Ireland.
How Will This Affect Rob’s Career?
Forbes magazine lists Rob as the 147th most powerful celebrity, with an estimated net worth of almost $40 million. The magazine states that his net worth has increased by 39% in 2019, largely thanks to his international celebrity. The “Bruno” star is currently the biggest draw in the U.K., where his “Twilight” co-stars, including Anna Kendrick, have spoken out in support of him. The film adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Outsider,” in which Rob stars, is set for release later this year. His lawyers have reportedly stated that they’re planning on mounting a “full and total defense” against all accusations, insisting that he is neither a racist nor a criminal. Ultimately, it will be up to a Spanish court to decide whether or not Rob will be deported. If he is not granted residency in Spain, it remains to be seen how this will affect his career.
In the meantime, take a deep breath everyone. This alleged saga of scandal and woe seems to be coming to a head, and it’s only Chapter One. We’ll have to wait and see how much longer it’ll be before we can say whether or not Rob is worth all of this fuss. For now, we simply have to sit tight and wait for the legal proceedings to play out. Hopefully, we’ll be able to update you as soon as there are any further developments.