Welsh actor and musician, Rhys Ifans, investigation has been launched over claims of assault. Police in London have started an investigation against Ifans had slapped a guest during a party that he was having in in his hotel early Sunday morning February 11, 2012.
The star and his girlfriend Anna Friel had attended a pre Bafta awards party, then allegedly he had been in the middle of a fight and then he slapped someone in face several times, that’s when police were called.
He tells the Mail on Sunday,
“There were a few of us, all actors and performers. That was around 3am. We were in a hotel room with Dominic, and then there was knocking at the door inviting us to another party… (It was) Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel’s (suite) and there were between 30 and 50 people there.
“I did not know who Rhys was but my friends told me he was a film star and host of the party. They invited us all in and were really lovely and then Rhys went mental and started on my friend. He was slapping him round the face and shoving him. It was pretty terrible.”
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police says, “I can confirm police were called at 6.24am on Saturday, February 11, by a man alleging that a friend had been assaulted earlier that night… There was no report of serious injury.
”Officers attended the hotel at 10.46am and spoke with staff. Despite several attempts, we are yet to speak again with the informant or alleged victim and the investigation will remain open until we do.”
A spokesperson for Ifans says,
“I can’t get instructions (from my client).”