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Joel Madden

Accused of Battering a Woman

3/6/2007 5:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that the Beverly Hills Police Department is investigating rocker Joel Madden, after a female photographer filed a "crime report" claiming he attacked her during a violent confrontation Sunday night.

According to police sources, the woman claimed Madden struck her on the left breast "with the heel of his hand" as the rocker tried to escort his girlfriend, Nicole Richie, out of the back door of Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills. The photographer told TMZ that she has a welt to prove it, and had to see a doctor for treatment.

Madden can be seen throwing a forceful, open-handed stiff-arm into the chest of another paparazzo, moments after the alleged incident.

Police reps also tell TMZ that they take every claim seriously, and a crime report was taken on this incident.

A rep for Madden had no comment.

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61.

who cares    

WTF! Those photogs were blockading their path & practically holding them hostage in the parking lot by not allowing access into their car! That woman was nudged out of the way in a manner no different than when you are in a crowded bar! She is just another example of someone trying to leech off of others: first by stalking, harassing, & taking pics and then by filing police reports to sue & make money. Oh, she needed to get treatment?! For a welt?! Yeah, I'm sure the docter who had to feel up her breast with ICE was the only attention she's had in awhile! Stay out of other people's lives & this shit won't happen to you! She brought it on herself! Boo hoo! Get a real job!!!!!!! As for him pushing the man, I'm a woman & would have done the same thing if some guy would not let me into my car! The idiotic comments on here that only criticize & call Nicole & Joel names are obviously missing the point: you guys need to get lives too, buddies!!!!!

2752 days ago
62.

idk    

okay, i have to say he had no right forcefully pushing but he pushed her out of the way if he didn't use his hand it was gonna be a shoulder either way she was gonna be pushed out of the way no way around it. Now i'll be trashed i'm only supporting him because i'm a gc fan. Well i am but also he pushed 2 people did the other guy file charges? NO because it was simply going through a crowd. and for the record since nicoeles dated joel she gained weight shes not dissapearing anymore.

2752 days ago
63.

anyoneUSA    

Who Cares (post 62) EXACTLY!

2751 days ago
64.

sk8rgurl    

I don't even see the problem here... he clearly said "get out of the way" a couple of times...if you're too stupid to figure out what "get out of the way" means, you probably deserve getting pushed out of the way... and hey, at least neither one of them were driving...

2749 days ago
65.

whatever    

What a punk! Pushing a woman! LOSER! He acts like he's some BIG actor or something...GET OUT OF THE WAY...Hey Joel why dont you go do a line and pop a viciden you . Maybe some photg. should shove Richie in the chest and see how he likes hit. You dont hit women you loser.
What a bully-an ugly one too

2749 days ago
66.

sammie    

hey buffy 1990 ok he is so sexy he did't mean it GOD, hes not a loser or a punk and plus he said GET OUT OF THE WAY so they're suppose to get out of the way and those bitches didn't.he didn't push her on purpose he just basically waz trying to get through so he could get to his car.she didn't get it he waz JUST getting throgh.You know...how would u like it if someone
waz shooting pics in ur face while u were going to ur car wit ur date.I wouldnt like it and so does he.Paparaczzees should GET A LIFE!!!!They don't have one and they should get one.They dont have anything better to do so they take pics of celebrities private life!!GOD!!!!!!!!!And hes not ugly he's hot and according to sammie he's sexy!!!!!!

2745 days ago
67.

Chloe Thornley    

Joel Madden would never do that he is loving and kind, and his band is the best. Also he is Gorgous!!!
Love Chloe.T

2735 days ago
68.

skyee    

leave joel alone! he is famous because he is a great person who writes amazing music for his fans. i happen to know him personally...and he is no what all u lil hoodrats are talking about! im not a big fan of nicole either but u can definately tell joel didnt mean that, or touch her boob! that bitch just wants money. imagine how u would feel if that happened to you everytime u went out and tried to have a peaceful dinner. i can tell by the way some of u assholes are acting on here u guys would be just as pissed.

2715 days ago
69.

Nikky    

Omg.. wat the hell is wrong with you ppl. It's called an accident.. it's not like he did it on purpose. And yes of course they're gona get their pics taken, duh, every celeb. does. But... that doesn't mean.. stay inside so that they don't have to worry about it. It's not common sense.. they have to go out at some point.. they do have lives you know. God, you people can be such assholes. I don't think that the lady should sue him... it was an accident. It's not like he waled on her. DAMN!

2681 days ago
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