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Rhys Ifans won't be charged over Comic-Con 'assault'

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Rhys Ifans at the premiere of 'Mr. Nice'

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Rhys Ifans will not face charges over claims that he physically attacked a female security guard at Comic-Con 2011.

The Welsh actor was accused of pushing the guard after she refused to let a member of his entourage attend his panel for The Amazing Spider-Man at last month's conference.

She performed a citizen's arrest on the grounds of misdemeanour battery when the Q&A session concluded.

However, the office for the San Diego City Attorney has now confirmed that it will not investigate Ifans's actions at Comic-Con any further.

"After reviewing differing witness accounts, our prosecutors concluded there was not sufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt," a spokesperson told The Wrap.

A spokesperson for Sony has since claimed that the 44-year-old "deeply regrets the incident".

Ifans declared last month that his Amazing Spider-Man character Dr Curt Connors, aka The Lizard, is not "necessarily a villain".

The Amazing Spider-Man is due out in US and UK cinemas on July 3, 2012.

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