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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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61.

Fiddy Fan    

Ok, first time EVER but I have to agree with the majority on this one. When did Rumor Willis become a STAR? What determines star quality today in hollywood.....If you're young and an alcoholic? oh most important ingredient...PARENTS ARE RICH!

2570 days ago
62.

v    

Kimberly Stewart
Why is TMZ editing comments about this self absorbed nobody? Where did they go?..

2570 days ago
63.

melinda    

That was horrible! You can actually see the guy convulsing. And that poor girl photog got knocked down when that guy pushed the other guy. I hope those bodyguards get sued. Where was Rumer anyway?

2570 days ago
64.

Real Deal    

Get em

2570 days ago
65.

Bird    

Lets ask Princess Di how she feels about the poor stalkerazzi getting his ass beat. Oh we can't. They killed her. As for Rumor Willis she is not a star, THEY are stalking her because of who her parents are. TMZ is referring to her as a star to justify their stalking this poor child.

2570 days ago
66.

Real Deal    

# 43

We need to beat all Papaz

2570 days ago
67.

John Denver Rules    

Rumor willis is NOT A STAR!!

2570 days ago
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Johnny SoCal    

50. 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.

Posted at 12:23PM on Jul 12th 2007 by Justice
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Did You See Her Body Guards Back Down Once They Were About To Get Their Asses Kicked? Celebs And Paps Go Hand in Hand! THEY DO NOT HARRASS CELEBS YOU DUMMY!! CELEBS WORK THE CAMERAS FOR EXPOSURE!! Do You Know Why You See Celebs In The Same Day Change Their Outfit 2-3 Times? How Do Paps Know Where Celebs Will Be All The Time? Use 1/4 Of Your Brain And Think For A Sec.

2570 days ago
69.

Beth    

Since when is Rumer Willis a "STAR"?

2570 days ago
70.

cjs    

Did that silly kid even TRY to stop the fight? Just like Mommy, an attention junkie. Demi is a plastic train wreck. Love Bruce though.. yes I know he's had run ins, but no one was ever beaten unconscious. Smoking (just like Mommy) and out like the other Hollywhores 18 and just beginning.
Bruce reel that kid in !!!! Her Mother is clearly NO role model.

2570 days ago
71.

Johnny SoCal    

PRINCESS DI IS DEAD BECAUSE SHE HAD A "DRUNK" DRIVER! YOU CAN LOOK UP
THE INVESTIGATION ONLINE. HER "DRUNK" DRIVER HAD 8 DRINKS, THEN DROVE
80 IN A 35 MPH ZONE TO GET AWAY FROM A MOPED?!? THEY WERE IN A V12
BENZ!!

2570 days ago
72.

Puh-lease    

Who the hell is Rumer Willis?

A judge should put the assailant in prison for an attack like that. I can't imagine the photographer provoked it, he was just doing his job.

Los Angeles is a cesspool though, so it doesn't really surprise me.

2570 days ago
73.

cjs    

PEOPLE it's Rumer not RUMOR. Unless you guys are being funny and I missed the joke :-)

2570 days ago
74.

Janna    

puhleeze, Rumer is not responsible. The idiots who did this are responsible. They should be the ones paying. We all have to be responsible for our OWN actiions.

2570 days ago
75.

wahsmom    

It looked to me like that ruffian was pushed into the photographer... me thinks his saviors did the damage.

2570 days ago
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