Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson should find a safer place for her machine gun!
On Thursday night, the 47-year-old's London home was raided by police after a citizen saw an M16 rifle inside the residence, which she shares with hot hubby Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
But it's not what you think: The gun, which has been decomissioned, is part of an art piece Taylor-Johnson is involved in.
Here's what happened:
"Police were called at 23:40 hours on Thursday 28 by a member of the public reporting they had seen from the street what they thought was a firearm sitting on a desk by the window of property," London Metropolitan Police tells E! News. "Local officers and officers from Metropolitan police attended. The owner was not home at the time, a key holder was contacted and let police in the property. It was confirmed the firearm was a deactivated M16 rifle. No arrests were made."
Taylor-Johnson's rep told the Herald Scotland in a statement, "We can confirm that early this morning police were called to the London home of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor-Johnson following a report of a firearm on the premises by a concerned passer-by. The family [was] not present in the property at the time but the police gained entry via a key holder."
"The firearm was located in Sam Taylor-Johnson's basement studio and has been confirmed as a certified and fully decommissioned M16 assault rifle that was provided to Mrs Taylor-Johnson by the international charity Peace One Day as part of an art project entitled 'Peace One Day M16,'" they continued. "The project, curated by Jake Chapman, consists of new works by some of the most celebrated names in contemporary art all of whom are transforming fully decommissioned M16 assault rifles."
—Reporting by Marcus Mulick