Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were accused this morning of mistreating Theron's 2-year-old son, Jackson, by a bystander who overheard the child screaming.
They were quickly cleared of any wrongdoing, however.
The famous couple was hiking in Southern California's Vasquez Rocks when another hiker called the police, believing that Jackson had been physically punished.
The unidentified witness reportedly attempted to film Theron and Penn's actions, but was quickly confronted by Charlize.
Police arrived on the scene and determined that Theron and Penn were not guilty of any wrongdoing and that Jackson was merely reacting to a standard "timeout" punishment.
Theron adopted Jackson in 2012. It's her first child, and her parenting skills have been universally praised by those in her inner circle.