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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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Uh, Sorry, but I consder the photog the "evildoer". Sounds like people are sick of you creeps shoving cameras in their faces and invading their personal space 24/7. An the people questioning Rumer being a star? Well that's right, she is NOT a star and she ought to be able to walk down the street without cameras stuck in her face.

I'm not feeling any sympathy for the low-life photographer - these losers have chased people in the cars for God's sake and in the opinion of most, managed to kill Princess Diana with their stalking

2623 days ago


Rumer is a complete "nobody", big deal she is Demi's daughter, she is a no talent hanger-on and is trying to ride the coat tails of anyone she comes into contact with. Body guards my ass! More like thugs! And what is this "little girl", all of 18 doing at a bar anyways!? Momma Demi where are you?? Some ideal parent you are.

2623 days ago


Bruce is a creep, he thinks he is so dam cool all the time and for that nasty daughter of his she is so ugly looking they need to spend some money a get here a new look she is scarey looking .

2623 days ago

To CosaMesaboy    

oh and to the people saying things like get a real job and talking about photogs invading the stars' privacy, what exactly are doing on a site like this then?

2623 days ago


Who cares!!?? It was only a pap. They deserve what they get. If they kept shoving cameras in my face, I'd hire some big guy to beat the crap out ot them.

The are the lowest form of life on the food chain.

2623 days ago


OMG!!!! I hope those bastards go to jail....surely there will be charges

2623 days ago


Sometimes, you've just got to wonder about Paparazzi... they are vultures and ghouls trying to take embarrassing pictures of pathetic people who thrive on publicity. The entire scenerio is sick. As violent as this looks, I'm glad to see a pap get his ass kicked.

2623 days ago


Oh please people!!!!

Give the photog an Oscar!!!! Sorry but that's the best performances I've seen in years. However, no other reputable news outlet has reported this event in the manner in which TMX does. So sorry folks, but you’ all been had..........Bye now!

2623 days ago


OMG, that is terrible. Nobody deserves that! And I have to agree with everybody, why is she being called a star??!!! I am stunned at the violence in America.

2623 days ago

Kitty Meow Meow    

I agree with #13. Ya'll paparazzi need to boycott Rumor. We don't really care about her anyway. There are plenty of "celebrities" who can sell more copy.

2623 days ago

Hol Doll    

Is the photog that's on the ground a guy or a girl? It looks like a chick...

2623 days ago

frank joe bob    

thats glen..the guy in green he works or used to work for tmz.

2623 days ago

tired of cry baby    

A STAR?????? what are you smoking? and he's tripped and has his head slammed into the ground? but he has no head injury? but a dislocated shoulder and 3 cracked ribs? sounds like your padding the stats to help a friend!

2623 days ago


You just got knocked the f*** out!

2623 days ago

frank joe bob    

i mean tan not green

2623 days ago
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