April 13, 2012
On March 22, reality television star Kim Kardashian had a bag of flour dumped over her head while on the red carpet for a launch party in Hollywood. While she recently stated that she would not press charges concerning the incident, which was reportedly an anti-fur protest, the Kardashian flour bombing has drawn attention to what may be considered battery under California law.
While battery is most often thought of as one person unlawfully touching another in actions such as punching or kicking, these are not the only actions that can fall under this category. According to California Penal Code Section 242, “A battery is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.” This force or violence can be done through a variety of means, which “flour bombing” can fall under when done to someone against his or her will. Battery is often charged as a misdemeanor crime when no physical harm has been caused and is punishable by up to $2,000 in fines and/or a maximum of six months in county jail for one count of the crime.
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