Sunday 24 September 2017

Video: Batman star Christian Bale visits victims of Colordo shootings

Actor Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic carry flowers to place on a memorial to the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado
Actor Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic carry flowers to place on a memorial to the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado
Christian Bale and his wife Sibi Blazic visit the memorial
Christian Bale & Carey Rottman
Christian Bale with hospital staff

BATMAN star Christian Bale has visited victims of the shooting at a Colorado cinema showing The Dark Knight Rises.

A Warner Bros spokeswoman told The Denver Post that Christian was representing himself, not the film studio.



Carey Rottman, one of the 58 people injured in Friday's shooting, posted two photographs of himself with the actor on his Facebook page.



Hospital staff also posted a Facebook photo of the Batman star with some staff members.



There has been an online campaign urging the actor to visit the victims of the shooting, which also killed 12 people.



Some of the survivors have also received hospital visits from US president Barack Obama and members of the Denver Broncos football team.

Meanwhile, an attorney representing the family of James Holmes, said his mother's initial comment to ABC News on the morning of the shooting has been misconstrued.



Reading a statement she attributed to James Holmes' mother, Arlene, San Diego-based attorney Lisa Damiani said Arlene Holmes' comment "You have the right person" to an ABC reporter referred to herself, not James Holmes as some media have suggested.



Arlene Holmes made the comment when the ABC reporter phoned her early Friday morning and asked if she was Arlene Holmes and if James Holmes was her son, Ms Damiani said. Her comment has been misconstrued to suggest she was not surprised by her son's alleged involvement in the shooting.



At a press conference outside her office, Ms Damiani said the Holmes family is choosing not to discuss James Holmes or his relationship with the family at this time. She declined to answer questions about the family's whereabouts.



The Holmes family were "doing as well as they can under the circumstances," said Ms Damiani.



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