Jude Law attacked a woman photographer after leaving a London bar in the early hours of today.
The actor allegedly hit her on the head and slapped her in the face after she took pictures of him coming out of Automat.
The 28-year-old photographer claimed that the attack was unprovoked. She said: “He hit me full on the face, it was a real stinger, it was very sore.”
Jude Law's lawyer Graham Shear said: "This is all nonsense. Last night's incident was an accident.
"Jude was blinded by the camera flashes when he left the restaurant, raised his hand to shield himself and inadvertently struck somebody standing very close. He apologised and left. Pictures of this sort can often be misleading."