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Photog Brutally Attacked Outside ESPY Afterparty

7/12/2007 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Panic and violence erupted on the streets of Hollywood last night after a brutal late night attack left a celeb photographer unconscious and convulsing outside of an ESPY Awards after party.

The fight began after two random jerks decided to act as Rumer Willis' bodyguards as she made her way out of Skybar and then allegedly got violent with paparazzi. According to witnesses on scene, one of the men allegedly tripped a photographer who was attempting to take pix of the star. As the stunned shutterbug got up and tried to identify the culprit, we're told another friend of the wannabe-bodyguards grabbed the photog by the head and slammed him to the ground head first, knocking him out and causing convulsions.

TMZ cameras caught sound of the attack and the immediate aftermath. You see another photog got nuts on the evildoers with his fists. Cops arrived shortly after and the man who allegedly slammed the photog to the ground were arrested.

The snapper was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated for three cracked ribs, a possibly dislocated shoulder and a concussion.

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16.

Lisa    

Did you refer to Rumer Willis as a star? What has she done except be born to a famous family? (Kinda like Paris)She is certainly not worth getting beat up over and she is Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's most unattractive daughter.

2667 days ago
17.

kiki    

LET THIS BE A LESSON, BOYCOTT MAN FACED RUMER, DONT TAKE HER PICTURE. IF SHE WANTS TO BE A START SO BAD SHE SHOUDL TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT. I SMELL A LAW SUIT!! PAPARAZZI STOP TAKING HER PIC AND THIS FUGLY MAN WILL LEARN A LESSON TO TREAT OTHERS WITH RESPECT, EOSP THE ONES WHO TAKE HER PICTURE AND MAKE HER MORE KNOWN.

2667 days ago
18.

Justice    

Good for them. It sucks that they took it too far, but the photog's think that since celebrities are putting themselves out there in the public spotlight that they can harrass them and take pictures whether they want them to or not. Well, the flip side is true..if they can harrass celebrities then celebrities (or their "bodyguards") can kick their ass.

2667 days ago
19.

Esq    

Like father, like daughter.

This is serious stuff, though. That photog is in bad shape; this doesn’t look like a little scuffle. Rumer Willis better pay for those hospital bills and get started on some damage control ASAP. She could turn this into a good thing, if she plays it right.

I hope the guy is okay.

2667 days ago
20.

Patsy    

Rumer Willis a star?? Since when does having the of luck (good or bad) being born to wealthy famous parents make you a star? She hasn't done anything yet except spend her parents money and hang out at clubs.

2667 days ago
21.

Real Deal    

These Paparazis’s deserve a good beaten. They are vultures and act like they are above the law and have total disregard for public safety just to get a picture. I would to see the real celeb bodyguards beat on these varmants more often, or do we need aother Princess Diana again?

2667 days ago
22.

Zenophobe Alien    

Why would someone fight and go to jail over the likes of her? She ain't a star and has a chin like Dudley do Right

2667 days ago
23.

Zenophobe Alien    

#17 Rumor Willis is no Diana Please!

2667 days ago
24.

kaitiemarie    

This is so sad. People are moronic.

2667 days ago
25.

Lori    

why are you all talking about Rumer? Look at the poor guy on the ground. This is sick. God way to early in the day to read this stuff....

2667 days ago
26.

leslie    

When did Rumer Willis become a star? I must have missed something...or NOT.

2667 days ago
27.

sueinwa    

Throw him in the pokey and loose the key!

2667 days ago
28.

Sillyme    

Everyone is at fault.. Rumer should have a paid keeper and the photo men should accept a no.

2667 days ago
29.

The Shoparazzi    

After a beat-down of this magnitude, that photog still got the pictures? What WON'T photogs do for a celebrity picture? Maybe he set this up himself. I saw "Paparazzi."

2667 days ago
30.

bethany    

Rumer Willis is a talentless, unattractive piec e of garbage trying to ride on the coattails of her parents' celebrity

We need some new blood and real talent in Hollywood- not opportunities for useless celeb children trying to get attention

2667 days ago
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