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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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61.

Jayne    

It's not called "Court TV" anymore; it's called Tru TV;(I liked the name Court TV) better myself..

2286 days ago
62.

Mary Champion-McCune    

whomever is running the camera and mic, you need to hone in on the voices and NOT sounds in the courtroom.

2286 days ago
63.

Cmj87    

K even though Anhalt is funny i will grant that I normally don't agree with his views, and socially retarded comments, escapades. But in this case I do agree with Frederic. He was defending Zsa Zsa. He did nothing wrong. That dumb schmuck was snapping pics of his invalid wife. GO FREDERIC!!!

2286 days ago
64.

good grief!    

Question of the century!!! Who's a bigger duchbag, Prince or the Photog???????????

don't be shy people comment away!!! lol

2286 days ago
65.

susie    

you better care..u need to know whats going on in our court systems...if u listen you might learn something...

2286 days ago
66.

Liz    

Just one thing to say...........what a waste of taxpayers money!!!!!!

2286 days ago
67.

good grief!    

hit the "MUTE" button on the live feed, it is an option!! quit your b-ing!!!!!

2286 days ago
68.

Isael Salinas    

Who is this guy and how did i miss this?

2286 days ago
69.

Wroclaw    

How did a case like this even get to court ? Von A hit this photog like a three-year-old hits another three-year-old for stealing his sweets.
If the guy could walk away then he didn't get hurt, did he ? Suffering anxiety attacks !!! More like visions of dollar signs. The photog should be bloody ashamed of himself. What an a$$hole. I've seen more pushing and shoving whilst standing in line at my local store.

2286 days ago
70.

thelostdiaryFAN    

I HOPE YOUR BATTERY DIES TODAY! THIS IS THE STUPIDEST THING YOU HAVE EVER HAD ON THIS SITE.

2286 days ago
71.

Diana    

I have been beaten by my ex and the beating was a lot more painful than the beating he received. This man should have to feel the pain of that type abuse. He just wants the money.

2286 days ago
72.

bart    

This is a total waste of the courts time. Pap go back in the hole you came from. Not a fan of gold digger Von-A Hole but he is the winner in this case. Who's the hot court reporter in the red?

2286 days ago
73.

are you serious??    

ummm....why in the hell is this guy suing for THAT!? I saw the video and as I was watching it I was expecting a real ass whoopin. All I got was some old guy pushing an inconsiderate prick around...there is no way that fight was worth one million dollars...some people are complete morons.

2286 days ago
74.

annoyed    

Sounds like Dirk Smeten (what a name!) is an opportunist who is looking for a free ride to the bank.

I hope the Prince catches this tool outside later and beats his lying butt for real.

2286 days ago
75.

pissed!!    

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR SHOWING THIS TMZ!!!!!

2286 days ago
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