Jodie Foster Accused of Battery by Photographer

Foster's spokesperson did not respond immediately to's request for comment. But, in a statement to Radar, her spokesperson said: "The police report is his side of the story. The guy was a professional photographer with a camera bag and a large lens. He followed Jodie and her two sons from the cinema in The Grove to the valet parking area. He crowded her and her two sons and took pictures the whole time. Jodie told him to stop but he did not do so."

The young man's family told Radar they are not planning to file any legal action against Foster but would like an apology from the actress.

Whether or not an apology is forthcoming, Foster is once again facing questions about the way she conducts her personal life.

In a September 2007 interview with More magazine, Foster made no apologies for the way she guards her private life.

"My life is my life. I'm not going to change my life for anybody. I don't have any problems with it," said the actress who won Oscars for "The Accused" and "Silence of the Lambs" before age 30. "I just don't talk about my health, my dad, who I voted for or what I think of the death penalty, because that would be trivializing my life, selling it for a magazine."

Jodie Foster receiving a best actress Oscar for 'Silence of the Lambs.'

Jodie Foster Strives for Normalcy

In front of cameras since age 3, when she was a Coppertone model, Foster told More she has always strived for a normal life.

"I knew as a young person that if I weren't paying attention, they would take my life away from me," she said. "When I was 7 or 8, I remember them saying, 'Listen, we're going to go to Disneyland. They're going to take a film crew. You're going to bring a friend, and they'll show you going on the rides.' I wasn't much of a rebel. But I was like, 'I don't want to go to Disneyland with a film crew. I just want to go to Disneyland.'"

An experience while she was a freshman at Yale only reinforced those feelings. In a bid to impress Foster, John Hinckley, Jr., who became obsessed with the actress while watching "Taxi Driver," tried to assassinate Ronald Reagan. Foster receded further behind her wall of privacy.

Jodie Foster, at age 12, playing a prostitute in 'Taxi Driver.'

"Suddenly I understood something I hadn't understood before," she told More. "I saw ahead of me the life I had been leading, and I didn't want to be Tom Cruise."

Similarly, she has tried to shield her boys from the Hollywood publicity machine. Foster, who has refused to divulge who fathered her sons, periodically disappears from public life so she can be hands-on raising her sons.

"I didn't want to live a kingly life. So a lot of the decisions that I made for myself and, by extension, for them were about keeping our lives real, about letting them have privacy and dignity," she told More in a 2005 interview. "And in terms of their paternity, I say the same thing: When they're 20, why don't you go ask them? They'll tell you or they won't. But it's really their business."

Clearly as her sons get older, shielding them from the spotlight will become more difficult. At least one of them, Charles, seems more drawn to it than she does. Foster told More that Charles said he wanted to be in movies but wasn't interested when she suggested that he start acting in the theater.

"I just want to be famous and see my face," he told her.

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