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Dourdan's B.S. Statement

7/18/2007 8:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gary DourdanStill too pissed off to speak with TMZ, Gary Dourdan's reps released (to another media outlet) a sorry excuse for an official explanation of Dourdan's vicious attack on a TMZ cameraman last night.

Despite video evidence of Dourdan beating and then chasing our photographer, the coward's people blamed TMZ, saying, "Gary has always been respectful of the media and the paparazzi but also values his privacy. It's our belief that this is a minor incident exaggerated by an eager paparazzo in order to create a story."

Sure, our photog was eager to have his head repeatedly slammed into the ground. Watch the video again -- it speaks for itself.

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jmbhr    

I haven't seen the video (nor will I) but what the photographer probably deserved what he got. These people have no respect for anybody or anything. I believe in a free press but what the hell does this have to do with the press?

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47.

Hal    

Dourdan musta been outta baked beans.

2564 days ago
48.

Cubex    

Hey TMZ, you called a woman "Roboho" and got away with it, but now you tried to take on a man and he kicked your ass-ets all over the place.
You need to stick to harassing women.

2564 days ago
49.

Charlotte    

TMZ is appauld by Gary's actions but they think it's okay to use a telephoto lens to take pics of Britneys naked boys in her own back yard and post them on the web.

This is all just spin to sell their make believe footage of a so called abused photographer.

2564 days ago
50.

DLC    

Harvey,
Buy yourself a ladder so you can GET OVER IT!

2564 days ago
51.

Mad as Hell    

Don't forget that last year Gary Dourdan was charged with battery by Anne Green, a former girlfriend. For that incident, he entered a no contest plea after being charged with a misdemeanor battery count. Even though he was sentenced to attend domestic violence counseling and to stay away from the victim, he still seems to have some pretty serious anger and/or violence issues.

2564 days ago
52.

SheSharpShoots    

GIVE ME A BREAK....

TMZ has every right to be ticked off. I don't think that this was staged. If TMZ really wanted to stage something like this... Don't you all think that they would have chosen a "real" STAR to set up? Come on people. GET A FREAKING CLUE.

I am not a reporter.
I am not a photographer.

I am just a very talented Computer Engineer...

PRESS CHARGES AND FILE A LAW SUIT.

2564 days ago
53.

classy    

Come on TMZ, this is such a waste of a story. The tables were turned. The cameraman didn't like it. OH WELL...Do you think he'll rethink his life and get a real job? No. So I guess he got what he (and so many other papparazzis) deserved. Now let's move on.
I actually think it's kind of humorous. =)

2564 days ago
54.

Les    

At least Woody Harrelson (without the help of his buddies) openly beats a paps ass, and pretty much tells the camera (and thus TMZ) to F%$k Off! Now heres a man with balls! You on the other hand have your homeboys cruise the streets for some scrawney-ass, malnutritioned papz - that also happened to be the only person in Hollywood to recognize your inflated ego! Geez, "overkill" dontcha think?

Gary, you need to freaking chill, you give all cop-actors a bad name - TJ Hooker should give you a smackdown for this.





2564 days ago
55.

Les    

Isnt this part of Garys new CSI Spin-off reality show??????

2564 days ago
56.

Bandita Chavez    

Quoting professors? Are you too stupid to formulate an original comment, apollo 13? Apparently so, because your assertion that people who read TMZ are complicit in paparazzi misbehavior is ludicrous and lame. I don't trespass on private property or chase celebs through traffic, creating dangerous and potentially deadly situations for all motorists in proximity. Everyone is responsible for his own behavior and no one else's.


And anyone who publishes comments on TMZ, berating others for publishing comments on TMZ is a hypocrite and a dumbass.

2564 days ago
57.

SHANNON MOAKLEY    

The photog deserved the BEATDOWN!!!
Most of them do.

2564 days ago
58.

Nance    

Gezzzzzzzzzz this is my second time back today...and your still harping on your poor photog......I guess now this person knows what it's liked to be stalked... but, I must say no one deserves to be beaten up .....When I come back tommorrow................Please have another story up.....ok?

2564 days ago
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Jadzia Dax    

Are you Effing kidding me? What the hell was that? A total waste of 15 minutes. You have to understand that being a member of the paparazzi is going to piss celebrities off. If they don't want you in their face, then beat it. All you are going to get is 15 minutes of bullS**t footage where you see a camera shooting ground footage and some dude dropping f bombs. Get real and show us something we really want to see. Rock on Gary.

2564 days ago
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MISS SWEET D    

OH QUIT YOUR BITCHING TMZ AND TAKE YOUR LUMPS LIKE YOU DISH IT TO EVERYONE ELSE. THAT BROTHER BEAT YOUR PHOTOG'S ASS LIKE HE WAS BEATING A PIMP ON THE STREET. SO BOO HOO TO YOU AND THE REST.

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