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Britney Spears

Sued

5/29/2009 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears is being sued by the photog who got run over ... and we got the whole thing on tape.

Sued
Rick Mendoza was a casualty of Britney's Mercedes as she was pulling out of a Beverly Hills parking structure in 2007.

In his lawsuit, Mendoza says Britney's people -- who are also defendants -- "should have known...Britney was not in the mental, emotional and/or physical condition to operate the subject motor vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner."

She ran over his foot ... and it did look painful.

FOOTnote: TMZ auctioned off his sock.

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kay    

Actually I used to know Rick very much. I met him in Los Angeles and he was not a paparazzi at that time yet.
But all I can say is he is very greedy and totally self-centered. He yells at people even his girlfriend like crazy.
I hope people don't trust him. He is really greedy.

1917 days ago
2.

Whatever!    

OOPS SHE DID IT AGAIN! hee hee

1951 days ago
3.

CB    

Another Ahole looking for quick payday... it happened 2007 why wait until now to file a suit???
he should know that in his job sh..it happens

1951 days ago
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Pat    

That's BS (pun intended)! I saw the video on youtube and the pap was basically ASKING to be hit. He wouldn't move the hell out of her way! And it was obvious she did it on accident, too.

1951 days ago
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First whores!    

I had broccoli for breakfast.

1951 days ago
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Echo    

Sue happy world. People need to take responsibility for their stupidity, in this case its the photog.

1951 days ago
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JackieMichele    

I don't think this is Britney's fault and it doesn't matter if it WAS painful. When you refuse you move you are in danger of getting hit.

1951 days ago
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Darcy D    

Wa Wa Wa

1951 days ago
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candace    

So sick of this, people wanting a quick f*in payday. The paps swarm around the cars just waiting to be hit, trying to envoke anger so they get a better shot, and then they force the stars to waste more of our legal systems time. a$$holes.

1951 days ago
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susan    

If the paparazzi are stupid enough to get that close to a moving car they deserve to get run over.

1951 days ago
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Melissa    

Good God poeple!!! Leave her alone!! I bet the idiot got hit by her car because they were trying to get "that photo shot!" They should not be able to sue her because they got hit and couldn't give her and her car enough space! You know they make lenses with some pretty damn good zoom features, why don't these numb-nuts learn how to use it! Putting yourself intentionally in harms way and then suing the person who harms you sounds like fraud and seems totally unfair to the celebrities! GIVE THEM SPACE!!!!!!!!

1951 days ago
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Amanda    

Thats what you get for wearing socks and sandals.
Karmas a bitch.

1951 days ago
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Jonny B Good    

Too bad it was not his head...the blood sucker.....

1951 days ago
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Nikki    

It was Mendoza's own fault - the risk he takes by jumping out in front of a moving car in order to snap a pic. Perhaps he should have instead filed a Worker's Comp claim.

1951 days ago
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Carla    

TOO BAD HE DIDN'T GET TIRE TRACKS ON HIS FACE. THE PAPS ASK FOR EVERYTHING THEY GET.

1951 days ago
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