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Foster hits teenager

entertainment Updated: Jun 14, 2010 02:16 IST

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Jodie FosterHollywood superstar Jodie Foster has been accused of assaulting a teenager in a crowded mall, but the actress has denied the allegations.

The actress, who is famously reclusive, said that the boy was a paparazzo who tried to photograph her two children and she merely asked him to stop.

The incident happened on May 29 at a Los Angeles mall, where Foster was watching a film with her two young sons, Charles, 11, and Christopher, 8.

The alleged victim’s father, who did not want to be named, has accused Foster of attacking his 17-year-old son in the
shopping centre’s car park reported People magazine online.

“My son was with his girlfriend and they were going to see a movie. He saw Jodie Foster and is a big fan so went over and took a picture of her. But she pushed and shoved him leaving scratches and bruises on his arm,” he said.

However, the 47-year-old actress has spoken out against the allegations. “He had a large camera bag and 1000mm telephoto lens. He tailed Jodie and followed her all the way from the movie theatre to the valet. He crowded her and her two young children and took photos of them the whole time,” said her spokesperson.