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D.A. Won't Charge Garrett Over Pap Smack

12/19/2008 5:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Los Angeles District Attorney has decided not to pursue charges against Brad Garrett for his brush with the paparazzi last month.

According to documents, the D.A. felt the photog in question "attempted to provoke a violent reaction from [Garrett] ... by using hostile and derogatory language."

While they admit there was contact between Garrett and the photog during the November 11 incident in West Hollywood, the D.A. deemed it minimal and said "the interests of justice do not support the filing of criminal charges.

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jrad247    

AND LET THE PAP SMACKDOWN COMMENCE !

2043 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

Congrats Brad!!!!!

2043 days ago
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streudel    

Brad's butt should be sitting in a jail cell!!! Celebs think they can get away with anything just because of their name. He attacked the pap for NO REASON. If Brad was anyone else, that person would be in jail. If you want the fame, you gotta deal with the paps and everything else that comes with it!!

2043 days ago
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northern gypsy    

B.G. you need to keep your temper in check...end of story !!!

2043 days ago
5.

stud    

I hope Brad Garrett landed a nice punch on that loser. The dirtbag, wussy snapping pics and talking smack with his ghetto-lingo, and nappy head SHOULD have got his a$$ beat that night, but Mr Garrett was playing fair, and just trying to go home with his girl. Every time Garrett tried to end it and walk away, the nappy-pappi kept running his mouth. What a coward to act sheepish eye to eye, and then shout insults when Garrett walked away, and had his back to him! Coward loser! So glad to see the judge denied his request, and did not let that parasite sue mr garrett. Looks like the Nappy-pappi wont be able to get his dream of a lawsuit settlement. Instead of telling his loser friends about "Mo' money" he will have to settle for "No money!!! LMMFAO !!!!

2043 days ago
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GIANCARLO FORTI    

ALL THESE SO CALLED "PAPS" ARE QUALIFIED ONLY TO ANOY PEOPLE, THEY ARE STALKERS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH, WHAT'S WRONG IN BEATING UP A LOW LIFE LIKE THAT, THAT'S WHY THE D.A. DID NOT PRESS CHARGES, THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN BRAT THE KEY TO CITY HALL

2043 days ago
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Cubs2009    

Did that Pap say he was a "photo-journalist"??? I about peed my pants with that funny comment. "This IS a real job. I'm a photo-journalist." :-) What an idiot!

2043 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

I feel so sorry for the Paps. I mean why are they not allowed to be complete nuisances blocking peoples paths, knocking people down, breaking into houses. Yeah that's right we know who broke Paris's house. Next month we will see Peerez Hilton wearing those diamonds after Harvey gives them to his lover over the holidays.

2043 days ago
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Randy    

Some of your "photo journalists" need to learn some manners...like he said, get a real job.

2043 days ago
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Tazandra    

YAAAAY.....this will set a precedent and the paps will hopefully learn not to use POTTY mouths when stalking celebrities..

2043 days ago
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moveover    

Too bad. This POS belongs in jail. He's obnoxious!

2043 days ago
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Razorback    

Posted at 3:37PM on Dec 19th 2008 by streudel

You didn't even watch the video. The paps stood there and harassed that man. They got what they deserved. Take the picture and move on. Don't stand there and harass the man in front of his daughter. The is GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICA. Wink Wink.

2043 days ago
13.

me    

lol, all the papa ran away like lil girls....

2043 days ago
14.

Triple Play    

Garrett is a big Puss. One on one that paps would have kicked his big baby butt. It is easy to be a tough guy when you have an entourage with you and the cameras are rolling He is a 6 foot 9 inch A Hole

2043 days ago
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Oats    

Yea - GO DA.

TMZ - DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE LOUD AND CLEAR?!?!?! You and your retarded Paps go home and get real jobs!!!

2043 days ago
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