Star Is Born, A: Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Arrested

Brilliant cinematographer Matthew Libatique, who received an Oscar nomination for 2010’s “Black Swan,” and most recently shot “A Star Is Born,” was arrested on Tuesday for assaulting public officials in the city of Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Libatique, who was in town attending the Camerimage Film Festival, allegedly attacked paramedics and police at a hotel where the DP was said to be “staggering,” according to AP and Polish broadcaster TVN24.

“The patient suddenly became aggressive toward medical rescuers, used offensive words and hit the head of the emergency medical team,” Krzysztof Wisniewski, an emergency official, told TVN24.

A paramedic had a tooth broken and other injuries, Wisniewski said.

When police officers arrived at the scene, the cinematographer allegedly attacked them as well, Bydgoszcz city police spokeswoman Monika Chlebicz said.

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