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Ex-Gang Member to NBC: You Got Me My Ass Kicked!

12/7/2007 3:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Get this. A gang member is suing the big peacock because he got beat up -- by gang members? Oh, the inanity!

An ex-member of the Latin Kings street gang is suing NBC and Telemundo, claiming they are responsible for two beatdowns he received for showing his face on TV. TMZ has obtained the lawsuit, filed in a Chicago court, in which Richard Sendejas alleges Telemundo producers tricked him into doing an interview about gang life by telling him his face and tattoos would be covered. I cut you -- out!

According to the suit, Sendejas broke the Latin Kings strict "silence to the outsiders" code when he appeared on the show "Rocio." In response, LKs allegedly kicked his ass, twice, landing him a guest appearance in a Chicago hospital.

The suit seeks over $500,000 in damages.

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1.

Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

First lesson, never trust the media.

Second lesson, they got deep pockets.....

2329 days ago
2.

just me    

he broke the code, he had to pay the price. if you don't like the rules, then don't play!

2329 days ago
3.

cochino    

what an idiot.

Stupid for joining a gang in the first place and even stupider for not moving in the first place after the first beating.

Oh well!

2329 days ago
4.

JOKER    

Okay, in unison, let's all hear it for him: Awwwwwwwwwww.

2329 days ago
5.

LTS    

I'm no gang expert, but from what we hear and read it would seem more likely that he would have been killed in a very creative fashion rather than just "beat down" twice.

Jus sayin'......

2329 days ago
6.

Quidam    

Give him 500,000 pesos and kick his ass back south of the border with the rest of the illegals!

2329 days ago
7.

jjb009    

First lesson, never join a gang.

Second lesson, never join a gang.

2329 days ago
8.

Miss .V.    

I'm Mexican. I'm from Chicago. This idiot & everyone knows from gang-infested areas that the ALKN rules are not to ever be broken. For Rocio? What a moron. How dumb are you? He deserved the beat down. I wonder if this is a scam him and this gang are in? To basically have more money to fund their corrupt operations. Probably.

2329 days ago
9.

Drew    

Oh, the inanity! Typo TMZ!

2329 days ago
10.

Rkn Rbn    

Inanity: Something empty of meaning or sense

yep, that about sums it up.

2329 days ago
11.

dirty white boy.    

#7 G o back to meico and take the stupid gangs with ya.

2329 days ago
12.

DARK MEAT ONLY    

He probably wants the money so he can do a reggaeton video and become a beat freak star.

2329 days ago
13.

Ronw    

#6...
You RACIST PRICK! ! !As for the 'gang member,' yet, another idiot making us Hispanics look bad. Not only do i hope he does not win this frivolous lawsuit, i hope they kick his ass again! ! And, while they are at it..beat the CRAP OUT OF #6! !

2329 days ago
14.

tuna fish    

Has to be the stupidest gang member.Only half million bucks?after lawyers take their third,plus expenses ad nauseaum, he'll think the beatdowns were a joy.How much did he get from Telemundo fir the interview?

2329 days ago
15.

Mikey    

It's Chris Hanson with Dateline. Take A Seat Richie......................

2329 days ago
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