TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Witnesses Say Gerard Was Provoked

10/8/2008 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So we just told you the LAPD is investigating whether Gerard Butler kicked a paparazzi's ass yesterday. Well, there's more to this story.
Gerard Butler
Sources tell us witnesses have now come forward with a very different account. They are saying the papper was tailing Gerard for hours. And, they say, the photog was driving "recklessly" as he "chased" Butler's limo, almost hitting several pedestrians. The photog says he endangered no one.

The witnesses say after Gerard allegedly got out of the limo and struck the photog in the face, the photog continued following Butler for more than an hour before going to the hospital. But the agency the photog works for says Gerard struck the dude at 1:45 AM and he was at the cop shop at 2:10 AM.

And, we're told, the photog spoke with a civil lawyer before contacting cops.

106 COMMENTS

No Avatar

| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments
1.

artie help    

send that waste of air pap to iraq to cover something wrthwhile. His stupid look on his face tells the whole story

2019 days ago
2.

sportstalkCLEVELAND.com    

First... AM MAYHEM with Don Peterson, Ben Chew & Tony Mazur on sportstalkCLEVELAND.com M-F 9a Eastern

2019 days ago
3.

lookinthemirror    

looks like the pap pissed himself too deserves it the jerk

2019 days ago
4.

artie help    

# 2 you suck.

2019 days ago
5.

megn    

It really is too much to expect that you would have the facts before you post the item? That way the portion of your readers that are in the idiot/moron category don't have to look as stupid as they normally do when they post. Really, think of it as human service for the rest of your readers.

2019 days ago
6.

haha    

looks like the pap peed his pants

2019 days ago
7.

artie help    

@ JACK you're an even bigger tool than # 2 .

2019 days ago
8.

Stacy    

And, we're told, the photog spoke with a civil lawyer before contacting cops

Imagine THAT! I'm all for celebrities defending themselves when Paps go too far.

2019 days ago
9.

aSiF    

Should have know there was more to the story. Civil Lawyer, what a human stain this pap is.....

2019 days ago
10.

sportstalkCLEVELAND.com    

#4 u swallow

2019 days ago
11.

Jennifer    

He should have hit him harder. The look on the pap's face is pathetic. It's very much a 'oh poor me' look.

2019 days ago
12.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Years after Lady Di's death and we still can't reign in these garbage paps...

2019 days ago
13.

Rock N Rolla    

What a dumb papper !!! Gerard is 6' 2" and in good shape. It's about time that these careless, low lives get what they deserve. I just hope Gerard isn't in massive trouble because of this.

2019 days ago
14.

I laugh at other's misfortunes    

F@CK YOU paps!! You all deserve to get your ass kicked.

2019 days ago
15.

Black Power    

What did the guy expect? It's one thing to snap a picture of a celebrity, but when they follow you or recklessly chase you down the street in their car, then they deserve what they get. Maybe more should be beaten down. So what if they flood the courts with lawsuits. Maybe then the law will step in and control these idiots.

2019 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web