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Prince Von A-Hole Faces Der Kommissar

4/9/2008 5:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We are LIVE in the courtroom where Prince Von A-Hole's battery trial is about to begin. The Prince, who was repping himself but just hired a lawyer, is being sued for allegedly beating up a paparazzo in 2005.


Photog Dirk Smeten says the faux royal assaulted him as he wheeled Zsa Zsa in to a Beverly Hills hair salon. Smeten is suing him for thousands of Zsa Zsa'a money.

Von A-Hole is scheduled to testify and we're told Zsa Zsa herself is supposed to appear.

Court TV, eat your heart out!

UPDATE 2:51 PM And that's all for today, folks. See you tomorrow at 9:15 AM PST.

UPDATE 2:46 PM There was a criminal investigation filed against A-Hole and when he was asked if he hit the photog - he said, "no." "

UPDATE 2:28 PM
OMG. He's in such trouble. He just testified "She's not so skinny anymore" and that it takes a good amount of time to schlep her out of the car.

UPDATE 2:25 PM HOLY CRAP! HE JUST SAID ZSA ZSA IS 98!

UPDATE 2:24 PM
A-Hole is recounting how he is a doting husband to Zsa Zsa Gabor - who is in a wheelchair and victim of a stroke.

UPDATE 2:20 PM
The plaintiff has rested. Von A-Hole is taking the stand!!!!!!

UPDATE 2:17 PM
Smeten's lawyer has recalled him to the stand, for a little rehab!

UPDATE 2:07 PM BHPD Detective Robert Hernandez is testifying on behalf of the photog.

UPDATE 2:01 PM PST:
Smeten, in addition to being a pap, is a physical therapist with a private practice in Beverly Hills. Von Anhalt's attorney is arguing that Smeten lied when he testified he doesn't really know what treatments he received. HELLO -- HE'S A PHYSICAL THERAPIST!

UPDATE 1:56 PM PST:
Smeten gives the low down on all his medical treatments

UPDATE 1:47 PM PST:
The photog is watching the video of himself getting his ass beat by Von A-Hole.

UPDATE 11:57 AM PST:
Here we go again with more neck pain questions. Meanwhile, Von A-Hole looks like he wants to wring this guy's neck.

UPDATE 11:50 AM PST
: Smeten blames being in shock for the inconsistency of his testimony.

UPDATE 11:48 AM PST:
What a pain in the neck! They lawyer wants to know exactly when the photog first felt pain.

UPDATE 11:44 AM PST:
Smeten testified "He hit me again and again and again. It was so bad I was in a shock."
UPDATE 11:28 AM PST: The lawyer just accused Smeten of telling A-Hole that his wife, Zsa Zsa "looks dead already" when he saw the two out that day. Lawyer also claims Smeten called A-Hole a Nazi and a gigolo. Gigolo - that guy??

UPDATE 11:18 AM PST: Plaintiff Dirk Smeten is on the stand, testifying about how he got his ass kicked by A-Hole.

UPDATE 10:41 AM PST: Judge calls for a 15 minute break. Grab some chips and use the facilities!

UPDATE10:21 AM PST: The doc is getting grilled on the photog having a headache. Courtroom is slipping into a coma. Get on with it already!

UPDATE
10:17 AM PST: The photog's lawyers say Von A-Hole packs a mean punch, to the tune of $16k in Rx bills.

UPDATE 9:07 AM PST : His lawyers just complained about the cameras in the courtroom and the judge D-listed Von A-hole, saying he's had way bigger stars in his court than the Prince!


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1.

fergie pissed her pants    

first

2352 days ago
2.

peachpie    

cool that it's live & we can watch. thx tmz. 'preciate it.

2352 days ago
3.

Rockstar    

GO PRINCE!!!

Let's face it, he's going up in court against a photog. If the "victim" were even slightly intelligent, he'd have a real job.

The Prince rules; photogs drool.

2352 days ago
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Pittsburgh Storm    

TMZ: You sunk to a new low in showing someones trial live as it happens.

2352 days ago
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drummer111    

why does his lawyer or the asian guy next to him look retarded

2352 days ago
6.

Ann    

the camera guy just burped!!

2352 days ago
7.

required    

court tv doesn't exist anymore idiots!

2352 days ago
8.

melissa    

He rocks ... go prince u r one piece of entertainment !

2352 days ago
9.

crystal    

that does not deserve 1mill if anything maybe a couple hundred dollars dumb ass pap!!

2352 days ago
10.

hahaha    

Paparazzo should know the risks of his "job", therefore should get ZERO DOLLAR from the Prince (maybe a few bucks or medical expenses from his boss, though)

2352 days ago
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CHRISTINA FROM LOUISIANA    

its TRU TV not court tv thought tmz was up on the latest.

2352 days ago
12.

TMZhires13yearolds    

What the hell kind of court would allow TMZ, let me repeat......TMZ in to film?

2352 days ago
13.

me    

The second guy from the right, looks constipated.

2352 days ago
14.

John    

That's quite the lineup there... a German, Asian, Arab and a Jew. LOL

2352 days ago
15.

It' OK Buddy    

That's "Der Richter" Idiodts!

2352 days ago
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