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Ifans escapes prosecution over alleged Comic-Con scuffle
Welsh actor Rhys Ifans will not face charges
over his recent arrest on suspicion of battery due to insufficient
The Notting Hill star caused a disturbance at
the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California last month
(Jul11) when he allegedly became involved in an altercation with a
female security guard.
He was accused of pushing the woman after a
member of his entourage was refused entrance to the event because
she didn't have the correct identification. The actor is said to
have lashed out and cursed at event staff, prompting the guard to
make a citizen's arrest.
Ifans was taken into custody and released
with a citation for misdemeanour battery, but the case will go no
further - the San Diego City Attorney has decided to drop the
Attorney representative Gina Coburn tells
TheWrap.com, "After reviewing differing witness accounts, our
prosecutors concluded there was not sufficient evidence to prove
the case beyond a reasonable doubt."
The incident occurred on Ifans' 44th birthday
(22Jul11), when he appeared at Comic-Con to promote his upcoming
movie The Amazing Spider-Man.