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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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76.

Maggie    

Rumor Willis has no talent and a big ass chin! Her family is proof that good looking parents don't always produce good looking kids. The photographer should sue her and her goon friends.

2624 days ago
77.

Tangie    

You people saying this guy deserved it are cold! Why would you want to see that happen to anybody? Yeah the press is out of control, but violence is never the answer.

2624 days ago
78.

Bandita Chavez    

The paparazzi put people in danger constantly. They'll do ANYTHING
to get the money shot. Photogs trespass and make illegal and incredibly
dangerous manuevers in traffic - all in a day's work. They contributed to the
death of Princess Di. Paparazzi contirbuted to a serious traffic accident
with Reese Witherspoon. Reese's children were with her in the vehicle and
could've been killed.


Turn about is fair play.


Paparazzi are venal, amoral parasites. I don't want to see anyone get hurt;
however, it's far better that a paparazzi got injured than some innocent
bystander.

2624 days ago
79.

R.Zimmerman    

Who would even recognize this girl let alone care?? This kind of desperate idiocy almost gives Paris credibility.

2624 days ago
80.

cat    

I think TMZ is confused...Rumor Willis is NOT a star. She is the spawn of one star and on has-been. She is only allowed into these places because she is the spawn of said star and said has-been.

I hope the photographer is okay and that the law throws the wanna be security guard in jail for a while.

2624 days ago
81.

Runaways Fan    

Yes he was a paparazzi and yes they've been out of control for a long time. Stop buying the mags and looking at websites like these and then you can talk big about how evil they are and deserve to be beaten within an inch of their life. We're just as much to blame for the intrusive nature of the paparazzi. There is no excuse for this level of violence. I can see them taking a grab at the camera, or something but slamming his head on the pavement.

And if I was Demi or Bruce I'd be seriously questioning who my daughter is hanging with that can fly off and do such damage. And why is it Hollywood parents let their kids go to bars and party? And why do clubs allow it ( Enough money makes them forget you're not legal drinking age?) As for what Rumer looks like, I couldn't say so I won't slam her for something I don't know. BUT A STAR? Come on! What has she done? If being a kid of a celeb makes you an automatic star then why isn't Hollywood packed elbow to elbow with "stars".

2624 days ago
82.

ally    

HAHAHAHA! thats what those dumbasses get! i believe things like this is the inevitable, sooner or later someone's gonna snap.

2624 days ago
83.

Skins    

What does this freak need bodyguards for in the first place? Also I don't think she is 21 so why is she in a bar. And why would anybody want her picture? What a world

2624 days ago
84.

pattyann    

Rumer Willis is a giant potato head and if she doesn't like her picture taken, which I doubt because she has nothing else to show for herself, then she should stay home and not be out partying. This is not cool!!!!

2624 days ago
85.

lucky    

why is the papparazi follwing that ugly B... What has she done anyways?

2624 days ago
86.

Tootsie    

NEVER HEARD OF RUMOR WILLIS. IT'S A NOBODY. Hi I'm Pete and I'm more popular!

Also this "Hater Nation" hints of Arrayan Nation. Is this a subliminal racist website, TMZ ?

2624 days ago
87.

p    

I feel so bad for the photog, he was just taking a pic, obviously all the photogs need to stick together, and watch out for jerks like that, what's funny is that anyone would want to even start a fight over that ugly ugly manly looking troll rummer.
But seriously she needs to get sued.
And like i said the photogs are the ones that need the bodyguards. They are just trying to make a living, i'm sure the've got families to support too.

2624 days ago
88.

Tired of it!!!!    

When these "people", they are not stars, choose to put themselves out like that, they should expect their pic to be taken. That is not just Rumor, that is for everyone who has chosen to be in the limelight and then complain they don't have any privacy. They gave that up when they decide to be "famous". The poor photogs are just doing what they are paid to do. I think most of them are paid by the "star" themselves. (Brittney) It is really sad. They need to get over it. I hope to guy is ok and the "bodyguard" goes in for a very long time.

2624 days ago
89.

Uggubugga    

Even if the photogs are out line, there is no excuse to smash someones head into the ground. Intracranial hemoraging occurs, the persons brain swells up, they have their scull cut open and someone will have to feed this guy with spoon and teach him how to talk again. Rumer Willis' buddies should rot in prison where they can be someones Be-och!

2624 days ago
90.

NubianGoddez    

I have to agree with # 9 what an animal. although these paparazzi are stalkers and harass the actors. he certainly did not deserve that. what an animal.

2624 days ago
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