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Jodie's teen attack video footage missing

The video footage that captured Jodie Foster allegedly assaulting a teenage photographer in the parking lot has gone missing..

entertainment Updated: Jun 14, 2010 19:18 IST


FosterThe video surveillance footage of Jodi Foster's alleged attack on a 17-year-old boy has gone missing.

The incident is said to have taken place on May 29 in the parking lot of the Grove mall in Los Angeles.

Foster was reportedly leaving the venue with her sons Charles and Christopher, after watching a movie when the teen started to photograph her.

The boy's father claims the actress was caught on camera attacking his son.

"When the incident initially occurred with my son I contacted The Grove to make sure they had video surveillance in the valet area," The New York Daily News quoted the father, as telling

He added: "They assured me they did. But detectives told me that when they contacted The Grove for the surveillance video it had "mysteriously disappeared".

The police report says Foster came up to the boy, pushed him in the chest and said: "Do you even have a mother, you slime ball?"

Foster claims the teen was an avid paparazzi photographer and not a fan.

The actress'rep said: "The guy was a professional photographer with a camera bag and a large lens.

"He followed Jodie and her two sons from the cinema in The Grove to the valet parking area. He crowded her and her two sons and took pictures the whole time. Jodie told him to stop but he did not do so."

First Published: Jun 14, 2010 18:32 IST

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