updated 06/11/2010 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/11/2010 AT 1:45 PM ET
Jodie Foster is speaking out against allegations that she attacked a young man outside an L.A. mall, telling PEOPLE the accusations and the police report filed by the teenager are a “fabrication” of what really happened.
“This guy was most definitely a professional paparazzo,” the actress’s rep tells PEOPLE. “He had a large camera bag and 1000mm telephoto lens. He tailed Jodie and followed her all the way from the movie theater to the valet.”
According to a police report obtained by RadarOnline, the incident occurred May 29 at The Grove in L.A., where Foster was seeing a movie with her children. The alleged victim’s father claims his 17-year-old son approached the Oscar-winning actress for a photo but she “came after him [and] poked him in the chest” and “pushed and shoved him leaving scratches and bruises on his arm.”