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Tom Brady & Gisele Sued for Wedding Shooting

9/22/2009 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tom Brady & Gisele BundchenTom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have been sued by a pair of photogs who claim the superstars' bodyguards shot at them after a wedding celebration in Costa Rica earlier this year.

The photogs claim they got proper clearance to take photos from a nearby property -- but one of Brady's security guards approached the snappers anyway and demanded a camera and memory cards.

One photog claims he "managed to run off and escape" but the other says he was "grabbed by the bodyguard, his arm twisted behind him and immobilized."

In the suit, filed today in federal court in NY, the photogs claim 5 other men joined in -- and refused to let the one captive snapper go.

Eventually, the photog claims he was allowed back into the SUV and allowed to pick up the other photog -- but security demanded the two drive up to the Bundchen residence for further discussions.

In the docs, the men claim they tried to speed away from the security team, and that's when, "the Brady/Bundchen bodyguards opened fire with pistols."

The men claim the bullets "shattered" the rear window of the SUV" and "narrowly missed striking the heads" of the two photogs.

The photogs claim Brady and Bundchen were negligent in hiring and training the security team -- and allowed the hired muscle to "discharge firearms with intent to kill or wound."

The photogs are seeking more than $1 million in damages.

Reps for both Tom and Gisele have yet to comment.



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MJ's KIDS    

who cares

1825 days ago
2.

Chris is fug    

a million bucks????????? that's crap

1825 days ago
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BOYCOTT THE HOGANS    

Who do Tom and Giselle think they are? He throws a pig skin and she models underwear. Photogs should not be almost shot and killed over damn pics! What losers their security team are!

1825 days ago
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michelle    

Shooting photographers? Pardon the pun.. Unacceptable. No one is that important that a photographer should risk his life or the life of the subject being photographed. Time to license paparazzi and prevent unprofessional behavior by either parties. Lady Diana lost her life due to paparazzi chases and we are still not learning the lesson. Children were in danger at that wedding and that is unacceptable. Gisele's child will also be in danger if the paparazzi are willing to take such risks to get a photo. Senseless and risky behavior with irreversible risk of loss of life. Gisele and Tom must be very concerned with the endless chase in the rush to get that first photo of Gabriel. Enough is enough, licenses please.

1825 days ago
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whocares    

The photogs are interested in justice.... ummmm, is that why they filed in NY rather than Costa Rica...... too bad the shooter missed.

1825 days ago
6.

Trevor    


What nonsense, firing guns in the air is normal at weddings!

1825 days ago
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Chris is fug    

Its like stealing fruit from someone's tree then sueing them when you dont like the taste of it. These paps are out of control.

1825 days ago
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mrez golucky    

Yikes! This is never ending!

1825 days ago
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Chris is fug    

Its obvious those paps were on private property and obviously tresspassing. Too bad they weren't shot

1825 days ago
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Linda Mott    

I think they went too far with shooting the window. This isn't the President.

1825 days ago
11.

John    

I was staying at a nearby resort at the time and got some of the shooting on video. I'll only talk to Dax though about you guys buying it.

1825 days ago
12.

utchic49    

$1mil on what basis?! MAYBE they can recover a rear window, but that's about it! Opportunists at their finest!

1825 days ago
13.

kdings    

The fact that they were shot at is probably why they are suing for such an outrageous amount. And if they sued just for the damaged window and bruises nobody would pay any attention to the situation so at least this way hopefully the idiot bastards who felt the need to shoot at the photogs will get what is due to them. I hate the paparazzi and think they are big pieces of sh*t but sounds like this went too far.

1825 days ago
14.

Carla Williams    

Just another way for the photogs to try and get rich quick scheme. Efkin LOOSERS

1825 days ago
15.

littldough    

Maybe the paparazzi shouldn't have been there and then this wouldn't have happened in the first place. This is like the guy who breaks his leg while burglarizing your house and then sues you because you have slick floors. Tom and Giselle's wedding was their day, not the worlds. We have no business knowing the details except for some crazy sense of entitlement and this fantasy about being rich and powerful ourselves that we vicariously try to achieve through pictures in tabloids.

1825 days ago
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