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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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76.

TheTruth    

He's such a phony who LOVES the paps and actually seeks them out and lets them ride around in his car with him, hanging out front at the Ivy everyday hoping to get photographed by them..yet when he is with Zsa Zsa, his money ticket wife who seems almost clueless, he acts like the paps are vermin and need to go away!!!! What a two face fraud. I feel sorry for his daughter in law who has to deal with this little clown of a man.

2299 days ago
77.

Dawn Day    

Both Zsa Zsa and Prince Von Ahole think they can slap around whoever they want because they are who they are.
We all know Zsa Zsa's days of smacking around anybody is over so now Prince Von Idiot is stepping up to the plate!

Granted, I think this pap is looking for a free ride and probably even provoked the 'attack' but that will teach PVP to keep his old ass paws to himself!

2299 days ago
78.

pissed!!    

dawn day go to hell. you dont even know what the hell your talking about!!

2299 days ago
79.

Dave    

Hang the paparazzo. Always.

2299 days ago
80.

dregs    

What is with the morons who are against TMZ for putting a mole in the court room??!! Come on, the Prince is a A hole! Remember this dump Puck who intruded himself into the Anna Nicole fiasco for the soul purpose of defrauding money out of her estate? He is an A hole! If there is anyone who deserves to have his A hole handed to him it is this guy. Now we have jerks supporting Von A hole because a pap is sueing. Von A hole has made a living by being an A hole. This is one instance where we need a bigger A hole than Von A hole to put him in his place. I hope the award gets tripled for punitivee damages and if it happens to go to a pap. So be it.

2299 days ago
81.

Dawn Day    

What Victoria, you want to smack me around?! And your comments are sooooo very profound?

Get bent!


2299 days ago
82.

pissed!!    

hey yeah i wanna smack you around!!! sue me, i dare you. keep your mouth shut about the prince, you dont even know him!!!!!!!!!!!

2299 days ago
83.

Tee Tee    

got dayummm!! if he wins we won't hear the end of it!! he needs to go ahead and play dead again .. he did that so well, with that dumb prince smirk and all

2299 days ago
84.

just me    

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

The inconsistency of his testimony may also have something to do with the meaning of his name. "Smeten" is a Serbo-Croatian word meaning bemused, confused or muddleheaded.
http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/translation/Smeten

2299 days ago
85.

pissed!!    

the freaking guy said hes scared of people in yellow shirts now cause of frederic, i dare frederic to wear a yellow shirt tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!

2299 days ago
86.

thecanary    

Seriously TMZ, since you went to TV, the web site has suffered--not nearly the compelling interesting content you used to have. This?? It doesn't even rate for the National Enquirer much less "Live from the courthouse...trial of the second". I must boycott today:(

2299 days ago
87.

Marie    

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

YES! The old man is a MAN! Defend his ageing wife who DONT want to be photographed!

2299 days ago
88.

T-Fed    

Yes he is an ass, and the other guy..rip off.. Anyone watching the torch run?? Its in a no fly zone win on a hidden route going to a boat hidden in secrecy with armed guards all around holding China's flag. And little media because of confusion. Is this still America or did China just take over a peice of us with all the secrecy, guards and lack of media with big brother watching while running this torch?? HHHHmmmm.

2299 days ago
89.

paige    

It's ridiculous that the douchebag pap is suing over for essentially getting chased down the street by A-hole. It's ridiculous taxpayer money is being used to have a trial. I can't believe this didn't get dismissed because there is no way this idiot got hurt.

2299 days ago
90.

MJ    

I hope this looser looses remember he went publicly claiming to have knocked up Ana Nichole Smith and then sued Bill O'Reilly for 10 million claiming damages for calling him a fraud on his show.

2299 days ago
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