In September 2019, the world was shocked and amazed when news broke that Hollywood actor, singer, and musician Robert Pattinson had been taken into police custody after being accused of assaulting a woman in his hotel room. The attack was alleged to have occurred in London on 8 September 2019. The British publication The Sun had published a story the previous day alleging that Pattinson had ‘body-slammed’ and ‘violently assaulted’ its reporter Sarah Jane Tribble at the five-star Hotel Belmar. The report claimed that the 33-year-old was ‘shoved away’ from the door where she was attempting to question him about a third party who had been in the hotel room before they were both guests there. Two days later, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a man identified as Robert Pattinson had been arrested in connection with an assault that took place at approximately 4 a.m. on 8 September 2019 at the luxury five-star Hotel Belmar in London.

Pattinson has never been charged with a crime. On 12 September 2019, British tabloid The Daily Mail reported that he had been granted conditional bail pending the result of a court appearance scheduled for 13 October 2019. The actor reportedly paid a staggering £350,000 (around $500,000) for the bail. In a statement to the press, the British actor’s lawyer said that his client had always cooperated with the police and that his arraignment was a “mistake.’” She also stated that he was “profoundly shocked and disappointed” by the accusation and that he was considering his options regarding the matter. In the same press release, the lawyer said that she could not comment on the specifics of the case due to client confidentiality rules; however, she confirmed that Pattinson had not assaulted the reporter.

Legal Trouble

If you have any dealings with the legal system, you know that it can sometimes be a bumpy road. In the case of Robert Pattinson, it seems that the bumpiness has been constant. Just over a month before the alleged assault on The Sun’s Sarah Jane Tribble, the English actor had been arrested in London on suspicion of drink driving. On 15 June 2019, The Daily Telegraph published a story alleging that the Twilight actor had been involved in a “scandalous fight” at London’s Café de Paris nightclub. Three women filed a police report claiming that Pattinson had kicked a female bartender in the chest before fleeing the scene. The Telegraph report also states that the celebrity was arrested on suspicion of assault, but that he was later released without charge.

In October 2019, the English actor was again arrested in London. This time, it was on suspicion of causing public mischief by spray-painting ‘I love women’ on a building’s wall. According to the police, the incident took place at around 7 a.m. on 6 October. The 36-year-old actor reportedly refused to pay fines and costs for a parking ticket and was subsequently taken into custody. It was later revealed that the spray paint was not removed by officials at the scene due to “health and safety concerns.”

Before his arrest on suspicion of assault, Robert Pattinson had been involved in a high-profile legal battle with his former girlfriend Emily Brown. In April 2018, the 33-year-old actor was accused of domestic violence by the actress after a tiff at their home in England. On 26 April 2018, the Sun published an article alleging that Pattinson had “body-slammed” Brown. The report claimed that the altercation had taken place in the couple’s living room and that Brown had needed medical treatment as a result of the attack. The next day, Victoria Police confirmed that they were investigating “an alleged domestic violence incident”, stating that it had occurred in the early hours of 26 April 2018.

Pattinson and Brown had dated for several years before they allegedly fought, and he had previously denied the accusations of abuse. They had reportedly tried to patch things up, with Pattinson apologizing to Brown for his actions and offering to take her to the hospital if she needed help. The pair eventually decided to call it quits in December 2018.

Personal Life And Lifestyle

According to court documents reviewed by The New York Times, which cited unidentified law enforcement officials, Robert Pattinson has been the subject of several police investigations for drug possession, theft, and fraud. In 2008, he was charged with four felony counts of identity theft for allegedly using another man’s credit card to pay for expensive items, such as luxury cruises and nightclubs, on his behalf. In 2014, he was accused of stealing £30,000 (about $40,000) from a famous music producer after using the man’s credit cards to buy luxury goods and travel.

This year, he was also reportedly investigated for potential money laundering in relation to the illegal drug trade. The Times also notes that he has had several lawsuits filed against him because of his alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade. The lawsuits are reportedly due to his excessive spending, as he allegedly spent millions of dollars on luxury apartments, yachts, cars, and other expensive items. In May 2019, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at $25 million (around £21 million).

In April 2019, while in London for the premiere of his latest film, Pattinson was photographed leaving Harrods Department Store with a young woman on his arm. The photo appeared on the front page of The Sun the next day, along with the headline “Robert Pattinson buys new girlfriend a £20,000 bike as a present.” The couple were later seen riding bikes together in Hyde Park. The same month, he was also photographed dining with his new blonde girlfriend, while in Madrid, Spain. In July 2019, Pattinson was once again in the headlines for his new woman. This time, it was due to an argument the pair had in front of their home in London. The following day, he took to Facebook to plead his case, writing that their spat had been “all for the sake of the craft.,” as he is a trained makeup artist. He concluded the post by writing, “We want to make something that will last. We want to make art that people will remember and love for many years.”

In 2018, Robert Pattinson released his memoir, Good Morning Sunshine: A Memoir, in which he opens up about his upbringing, family relations, and career. The memoir was co-written with James Stark and published by Penguin Random House. In the book, Pattinson details the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father and talks about how he was initially estranged from his family because of his career-focused lifestyle. He eventually decided to reconcile with his parents and began spending more time with them. He describes how difficult it can be to juggle a successful acting career and personal life, and how he sometimes feels like he is living a lie. In one passage from the book, Pattinson writes: “In Hollywood, sometimes I feel like I’m living a lie. I’m not supposed to be here; I’m supposed to be there. But I’m here, so I might as well try and make the most of it.”

In an interview with The New York Times, Pattinson’s publicist said that he sometimes feels as if he is living a “double life.” “It’s tough,” said the publicist. “I mean, he has a personal life that he wants to keep separate from his professional life. But there’s a lot of crossover. He does a lot of his best work when he’s alone or with just a couple of close friends. So, you know, even when he’s not working he still feels like he’s working. He has to be alone to write. It’s a very creative process for him. So, yeah, it can be tough. But it’s something that he’s gotten used to.”

In 2018, Robert Pattinson also created a foundation in his name in order to support emerging LGBT artists. The actor has long been open about his sexuality, and is believed to be dating women now because he can never seem to keep a straight
face in front of the camera. As he states in his autobiography, “At the end of the day, I just want to be happy, and I think that if I’m happy, the roles will come.”

Artistic Influences

While Robert Pattinson may not always choose his roles carefully, he has shown a clear preference for independent, thought-provoking films that touch upon serious social and political issues. He is said to have named his production company, Rocket Pictures, after the 2001 anime film, Ghost in the Shell. Directed by Mamoru Oshii, the film won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In an interview with The New York Times, Oshii discussed the influence his film had on Pattinson.