In a news conference held in Barcelona after the Spanish premiere of The Dark Knight, Christian Bale spoke for the first time about his alleged assault on his mother and sister. "It's a deeply personal matter," the Batman star told the Associated Press. "I would ask you to respect my privacy in the matter." Christian has already spent four hours talking to British police this week about the allegations and he was released on bail, though he was never charged. Through his lawyers, the actor has denied any wrongdoing.