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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!


130 COMMENTS

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31.

dana    

this happen three years ago ... Does it take that long to go to court...

2206 days ago
32.

sharon    

I love how he is fixing his cool looking tie,, how funny,, so now he likes being on TMZ

2206 days ago
33.

me    

Are his eyes open?

2206 days ago
34.

idaho potato    

Nothin here, Harvey.

2206 days ago
35.

me    

Look. The price tag is hanging from the chair.

2206 days ago
36.

me    

He said "savagely attacked" LOLOLOL, he just pushed him a couple times and told him to go away. LOL

2206 days ago
37.

J Doe    

wish we could of had the camera's in court for the kevin & britney showdown.

2206 days ago
38.

not a homophobe    

I suppose you have spare batteries for this one TMZ.

2206 days ago
39.

Area 51    

TMZ considers this guy to be an 'A-Hole', while practically all of TMZ's readers think he's a hero.

2206 days ago
40.

not a homophobe    

wawawawawawaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhat????????

2206 days ago
41.

mom    

The court clerk is dressed like she is going to bar, what is up with that?

2205 days ago
42.

gossipking    

How sad that someone like him.. this supposed prince is such a media whore and TMZ gives him attention.. i feel sad for za za gabor the real star why is she mixed up with this horrible man?

2205 days ago
43.

ladynblack    

What's with the clerk and her red dress

2205 days ago
44.

good grief!    

hahahaha; thats TRU TV!!! Go Dirk, get all that dough!!!! still LOVE you TMZ

2205 days ago
45.

Sammy    

The only reason this guy is in the news because you keep him there... why, I'll never know. Oh maybe it's because you've run out of showing the "grownup" versions of stars -- this was so and so in 1979, click here to see them now... Yawwwwwn...

PS: Court TV no longer exists. WTG on keeping up-to-date.

2205 days ago
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