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Paparazzo: Brit's Man Gave Me a Beat Down!

8/1/2007 7:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A photographer says Britney Spears' bodyguard attacked and beat him "without any provocation" outside the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on July 26 -- and he has the injuries to prove it!

In a press release issued by lawyers for Flynet photographer Andrew Deetz, the photog alleges Spears' bodyguard, Julio "J.C." Camera, unleashed "a barrage of punches and kicks to the head and body." Deetz also claims Britney had to be to be stopped by hotel security from attacking him as well. He says she threw a baby bottle at him and yelled, "I am going to kill you! I am going to f***ing kill you!" He added that she shouted that he should get a restraining order against her because if she didn't kill him, she would hire someone that would! Like who, K-Fed?

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called and J.C. was issued a citation for misdemeanor battery.

Deetz, who maintains he always kept a safe distance of approximately 30-50 feet while photographing Spears, says the attack caused him "multiple bruises to his face and head as well as injuries to his brain, neck and other parts of his body." He claims he continues to receive treatment for his injuries.

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Snarksnarksnark    

File the lawsuit! Or, file the complaint. Stop whining in the press.

2450 days ago
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are you new?    

LOL you had me till you mentioned the injury to his brain

2450 days ago
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Standards are badly needed.    

This is straight-up assault and death threats, if reported facts did indeed occur. Where is the mention of TMZ's aforefeatured 311 call reporting 'high profile guests' being shoved into a glass window' that predisposed this beatdown? THAT would have given the above story a little balance.

2450 days ago
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Jamie is a liar and he/she knows it    

No offense but how would any of you like to live with these creeps following you around? Nick Lachey was in a private area and these turds took photos of him having sex with his girlfriend.

They will stop at nothing and they are nothing more then slugs in your face types. I say beat them all up.

2450 days ago
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Me    

what do i have to say ! Good, stalkers need to be beaten !

2450 days ago
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diane    

undiagnosed bipolar bitch

2450 days ago
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sarah    

he got what he deserved the tape says he shoved britney and her kid into the glass mirror it is the bodyguards job to protect Brit and her kids this guy is lying , i hope brit counter sues his lying ass

2450 days ago
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ruby    

Working in a Casino myself, I can tell you that this event would definately have been caught on surveillance film. So, it's likely that what occured, was as described by the photogs.

Too easy to disprove it otherwise and if it was otherwise the evidence would exist to prove it and charges would have been filed against the photogs.......this is just getting sadder every day......

2450 days ago
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diane    

Britney is our new Anna Nicole

2450 days ago
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bonnie    

love it!!!! thats the price celebs pay for being rich and famous. life must be soooooooo hard.

2450 days ago
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Rebecca in Berkeley    

If you listen closely to the tape, it doesn't specify who was shoved into the glass window. The only specific thing they say about the scuffle is that the photog suffered head injuries from the bodyguard and that an ambulance had been there to tend to the injuries. The surveillance cameras should be able to verify the true facts, hopefully. But regardless, she violated her custody order by having her kids in Vegas. She and her bodyguard probably reacted so violently to the photog because they didn't want further photographic evidence of her obvious disregard for her custody arrangements and for anyone but herself. She'll be dead or in jail within a year if she doesn't make any changes. Such language to use around her young children, too!

2450 days ago
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Lemur    

I agree with Dianne!! I also recon Britney has an undiagnosed case of Bipolar. Also with what "What" said, these paparazzi are INSANE!!!!

2450 days ago
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steph    

Fat slob bodyguard should be ashamed of himself for beating up a man obviously atlest half his size. Brit's a loser and she hires losers to work for her. Birds of a feather flock together.

2450 days ago
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Charlotte    

HAHAHA The photogs are gonna lose!!. Listen to the 311 tape, it was self defense, the photogs can't go pushing people into glass windows. HAHA Losers.

2450 days ago
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notkissinadogthatlicksbutt    

I am so SICK of this!!!! He go what he DESERVED!!! There's a difference between taking photos for a living and STALKING! When they do get what they deserve, they cry like BABIES to try to get rich! If you get to close to a celebrity, your gonna get punched! If you get to close to their car, your gonna get hit or ran over! Enough said.

2450 days ago
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