Gerard Butler Charged With Battery

Gerard Butler could find himself in hot legal water soon.

Us Magazine reports that the 300 star has been charged with misdemeanor criminal battery, stemming from “an altercation with a photographer” on October 7, 2007, during which he allegedly hit the paparazzo.

Butler was leaving the Crown Bar in Los Angeles in the early hours of the morning, following the premiere of RocknRolla, when he allegedly punched the photographer in the lip several times as he was climbing into a limo.

Butler could face six months in jail if found guilty.

His arraignment is scheduled for June 10.