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Vinnie's Attacker: I Got Bitch-Slapped First!

12/9/2008 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who blasted Vinnie Jones in the face with a beer mug says Vinnie "back-handed" him first -- and he only smashed the actor's face open out of self-defense.

TMZ just spoke with a lawyer for 24-year-old stein-fighter Jesse Bickett, who claims his client was shooting pool peacefully in the back corner of the South Dakota bar Thursday night when a "visibly drunk" Vinnie stormed in and tried to hijack their table.

According to the lawyer, the actor approached Jesse and demanded that he leave the table so Vinnie could play. Right after Jones laid down his demand, Bickett's lawyer claims Vinnie "back-handed him in the face before Jesse could answer."

Jesse's lawyer says Vinnie then tackled Bickett to the ground and threw several head-butts -- so Jesse, in an effort to protect himself, grabbed a beer mug and smashed Vinnie in the face.

After the fight, Bickett, who has no criminal record, also needed plastic surgery to fix lacerations on his hand.

The whole gang is due back in court in the near future.

11 COMMENTS

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1.

Iskur    

Drunken inbred lout ...

2112 days ago
2.

Breasts    

Inbreeding lies exclusively to your side of the pond thank you very much...please no low blows. (excuse the pun)

Mr Jones is a consumate professional...
so hes a drunk!, SO AM I,

Paz.

2112 days ago
3.

Donna    

who is he? I dont think I have ever seen him before? What does he do? Where has He been? Whats he been in?

2112 days ago
4.

Kat    

He played the drunken and loud British soccer captain in " Euro Trip".

2112 days ago
5.

why?    

VJ your nose is growing very large.

2112 days ago
6.

Lisa    

Yeah his friend had a different story. The fat dude said he didn't see his friend smash the glass on Vins face, and he just headbutted him, but thats when his face was smashed! And who actually leaves and goes to the bathroom when their friend is getting attacked? And if he did go to the bathroom how come he has spray marks of Vin's blood all on his shirt? Losers if your gunna make something up get your stories right!

2112 days ago
7.

mhm    

#6
yah the blood tranfer is consistent with being in range of Vinnies face while getting busted. Idiots. you cant blame em for trying to sue though, drugs aren't cheap these days.

2112 days ago
8.

your_mama    

head butt my ass... Jesse Bickett's face is unmarked.
punk just want's to make a name for hisself

2112 days ago
9.

Hawk    

I had a pleasure of chatting with Vinnie for few hours. He's a pretty cool and straight up guy. I'm just trying to understand how is that : supposebly Vinnie had him on the ground, so how did beer mug ended up on the ground too? was it just there just sitting and waiting for the kid to pick it up? I think boys decided to be famous and the best way to do it, is to kick celebrities ass. Didn't work that well for that boy.

2112 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Drunken celebs are generally of that egocentric, invincible mind [warp]. It wouldnt surprise me if VJ came up being obnoxious to the pool players. Hope he gets what he deserves/

2112 days ago
11.

anthony    

i actually believe this young man...............

2112 days ago

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