Jude Law Smacks Female Paparazzo

Things were going so well for Jude Law. His performance of Hamlet is earning rave reviews, he’s spending lots of quality time with his buddy Cameron Diaz and a mystery woman and his new film, Sherlock Holmes, promises to be highly entertaining.

But the other night, Jude was out with his buddy–and supposed competition for the affection of Cameron Diaz–Leonardo DiCaprio at the Automat bar in London when he got into an altercation with a female paparazzo.

The photographer claims that Jude intentionally struck her, telling The Sun, “He hit me full on the face, it was a real stinger, it was very sore.”

However, a rep for the actor claims it was an accident and that Jude inadvertently hit the woman when he went to shield his face from a camera flash. “This is all nonsense. Last night’s incident was an accident…He apologized and left. Pictures of this sort can often be misleading,” the rep added.

This sounds like a mystery that needs to be solved. Someone get LaToya Jackson on the case!

Gallery Info: Jude Law has a mishap with a female photographer outside the Automat Bar in London.