Twilight star Robert Pattinson was involved in a fender-bender and a ’showdown’ with paparazzi over the weekend, several online reports claim.
The heartthrob was backing out of a friend’s house in Malibu on Saturday night when he reportedly collided with a Kia parked near the driveway, claims Ok! magazine.
But the car’s owner couldn’t give a rats about the incident.
“If I had a nice car like a Lexus or something, maybe [I would be concerned], but I’ve got an old Kia,” said the car’s owner, Rob Gottschlich.
“I am going to ask Rob next time I see him for free tickets to the next Twilight film.”
Pattinson’s rep said: “Robert was pulling out of a parking space after a quiet day in Malibu yesterday and was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi. He has no knowledge of having bumped or damaged another car in the process.”
Ah yes, the paparazzi part to this yarn. Rumours are rife that R-Pattz supposedly got hot under the collar and bared his teeth to some hounding paparazzi shortly after the fender-bender.
Gossip website x17.com has footage of Pattinson after said incident, as he pulled his car over and “became extremely frustrated” with police when they said they couldn’t help him with fending off the pap attention.
The website also claims Pattinson “yelled” at the paps, but the truth is the star, as you can see from the video footage below, is as cool as a cucumber. Frustrated and annoyed, yes. Rude and confrontational, hell no.
Come on guys, cut him some slack and sort out your lazy, sensationalised reporting.
See X17's video footage here.