Pattinson’s Rep Dismisses Car Accident Report

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July 26, 2010 | 7:40am EST

Robert Pattinson’s rep has dismissed reports the actor was involved in a minor car accident in California on Saturday following claims he shunted another vehicle as he reversed out of a driveway.

The Twilight hunk is said to have bumped his car into a Kia hatchback parked nearby as he left a friend’s home in Malibu.

The owner of the Kia, Rob Gottschlich, told OK! magazine his vehicle suffered minor damage in the accident but he took it in good humour, saying, “If I had a nice car like a Lexus or something, maybe (I would be concerned), but I’ve got an old Kia. I am going to ask Rob next time I see him for free tickets to the next Twilight film.”

The incident was not reported to local police and a spokesperson for the British actor is adamant the accident never took place, adding, “Robert was pulling out of a parking space after a quiet day in Malibu yesterday and was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi. He has no knowledge of having bumped or damaged another car in the process.”