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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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91.

tracey    

Dang, he's got some major elf ears!

2354 days ago
92.

Kelly    

While the Judge is allowing the live video stream, I wish he could see how you are mocking and making fun of this man during his trial. Very poor judgment TMZ. And BORING!

2354 days ago
93.

missmatch    

98 she is only 91...but at that age, does it make a differance...You think a husband would know how old his wife is

2354 days ago
94.

GInny Morris    

ZaaZaa is NINETY EIGHT ACCORDING TO HIM....WE FINALLY KNOW SHE WAS BORN IN 1910!!!!!

2354 days ago
95.

Kelli    

Go Prince, stand up for your Lady.

2354 days ago
96.

LongJohn69    

Everything in Cali is so bass ackwards. Do they ever start early and end late? These people stop doing business whenever gass gets passed. Something stinks out there.

2354 days ago
97.

See...    

If you watch the video the Prince didn't tell the exactly the truth. Nevertheless the photog didn't get a hard beating. It's ridiculous he sued him. What a sensitive sissy! Imo in Europe where you can't sue people's a$$es out the case would have been dropped.

2354 days ago
98.

See...    

The sissy photog is more von A-hole... - at least what this case is concerned. Instead of helping with the wheel chair he took his
photos.

Watch the video! Most ridiculous thing ever that he sues the Prince for being chased. That's no beating imo. Hope he gets a "beating" by the court bill and lawyer costs.

2354 days ago
99.

just me    

I have no fondness for this Frederick von Anhalt guy but I do have respect and sympathy for the situation he was in while moving and caring for his incapacitated wife curbside there at Zsa Zsa's hairdresser. This photog was making a difficult and stressful task even more difficult (if not impossible) and the real "A-hole" here is the photog. I think von Anhalt should buy a tire thumper, a solid aluminum bar that looks like a miniature baseball bat, and keep it handy at hand to thump paparazzi like this paparazzo when transporting Zsa Zsa. Thumper bats like this can be purchased at most truckstops:
http://beebesports.trustpass.alibaba.com/product/11822045/Tire_Thumper_Bat.html

2354 days ago
100.

roxxi    

WOW

2354 days ago
101.

Jane    

This just in....all paps following Brit are suing for post-tramatic stress disorder.

2354 days ago
102.

me    

Whoever is voting that the photog is winning is so wrong!

That man DESERVES to get his a$s kicked and that's not what happened here. If the pansyass photog wins - the money comes from the REAL victim here which is Zsa Zsa Gabor - who is in a wheelchair and victim of a stroke. She does deserve to have to pay that buttwipe a dime! He wasn't "hit" he was "pushed away" there is a HUGE difference between the two, perhaps he would like me to demonstrate the difference?

2354 days ago
103.

I will not be brainwashed    

My word, leave the man alone already, he stands to be commended for taking such good care of Zsa Zsa, what is the matter with people today. You want to pick on him, do it when she isn't around. No respect for humanity at all.

2354 days ago
104.

Jane    

Dawn Day.....I've come to the conclusion that Victoria is a complete loser....

Just thought I'd let you know I agree with you.

Oh, and Victoria...do YOU know Prince AHole? If not, perhaps you should shut up and go away!

2354 days ago
105.

CANDYCANE    

DRUMMER111 YOU'RE MESSED UP !! I THINK THE ASIAN GUY IS REALLY CUTE!! I BET YOURE FAT AND UGLY!! ! I BET YOU CANT BECOME AN ATTORNEY! SUCKA!!!

2354 days ago
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