Unfortunately, he hasn't responded. Some wounds take longer to heal than others.
You'll remember a few years ago, before Christian Bale was an Oscar-winning actor, July 2008 to be exact, that his mother, Jenny Bale, and his sister accused him of assault on the night of his premiere for The Dark Knight. Since then, the family has had zero contact with Christian, though Jenny has tried many times to reach out to him. Her most recent attempt was shortly after her son won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor Sunday. She sent him an email, but he has yet to respond.
Despite his blatant attempts to ignore her, Jenny remains hopeful that their relationship can be repaired. She explained to sources:
"I stayed up late to watch on TV. I was nodding off but had to stay awake to see my son’s big moment…. The family are so pleased for him. This Oscar is well deserved…I’d love Christian to walk through the door right now. I’d give him a big hug and a kiss and we could forget about the last three years."
Easier said than done, we imagine.
Christian seems to be in a very good place right now. Perhaps it would be better to let him be and enjoy this time in his life. Then, maybe, when he is ready, he'll want to repair the damage as well.
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