The owner of the Kia, Rob Gottschlich, said he was not worried about the minor damage to his car. "If I had a nice car like a Lexus or something, maybe (I would be concerned), but I"ve got an old Kia," the Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying.
Pattison's representative said: "Robert was pulling out of a parking space after a quiet day in Malibu and was relentlessly pursued by paparazzi. He has no knowledge of having bumped or damaged another car in the process."
Local police said they received no complaints. "Nothing was reported that I can see," said Scott Chew, the Malibu Sheriff Watch Commander. However, it was not clear what make of vehicle Pattinson was driving.