Gerard Butler was charged with misdemeanor criminal battery in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The charges stem from the actor’s “altercation with a photographer” at 2 a.m. on Oct. 7 — the night of the Hollywood premiere of his film RocknRolla.

According to, Gerard punched a paparazzo a few times in the lip as he was getting into a limo outside the Crown Bar in Los Angeles. The actor could spend up to six months in jail if convicted.

He will be arraigned in a Los Angeles courtroom on June 10.

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