A rep for Jodie Foster is slamming reports the actress attacked a 17-year-old boy who attempted to take photographs of her and her children at a shopping center in Los Angeles.
"The young man was most definitely a professional paparazzi. He had a large camera bag and a 1000 mm telephoto lens," the actress' rep tells UsMagazine.com of the anonymous teen who filed a police report accusing the 47-year-old actress of attacking him after he reportedly asked her for an autograph.
The police incident report, obtained by RadarOnline.com and filed on May 29, says Foster poked the teen in the chest and grabbed his left arm, resulting in visible injuries. The boy's father maintains his son was simply asking for Foster's autograph as she exited a cineplex with her family.
Foster's rep, however, insists that the actress was protecting her children and that she "touched him on the elbow" in an effort to stop him from photographing.
"He tailed Jodie and her young sons from the movie theater to valet parking. He crowded her and her children and took photos of them the whole time. She touched him on the elbow in an attempt to take him aside to talk to him and tell him to stop," the rep continues. "He scared the kids."