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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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Not sure how a US court would have jurisdiction over this.

1834 days ago


Here's a footage from witness who captured to the whole fiasco on video: http://www.931theparty.com/cc-common/gallery/display.html?album_id=948 Kinda funny!

1834 days ago


How can they sue in U.S. court for something that happened in a separate sovereign country, Costa Rica? Shouldn't they be required to sue there? Besides, who cares if a few photogs get shot?

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grape soda    


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Tom and Giselle should counter sue for trespassing!

They have the right to have a private party...sometimes I hate those crazy paparazzi!

1834 days ago


Celebrities are hardly the victims of the paparazzi. The two have a mutually profitable relationship. Paps keep celebs in the news, and celebs provide a living to paps. Personally, I don't like celebrities. Most of them are completely useless and make loads of money by keeping themselves in the public eye by any means necessary, then have the nerve to complain about being "victimized" by photographers. This was about limiting access to their images so as to maximize profit. These two should be sued and made to share a jail cell with O.J. Simpson.

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tom brady = douchebag

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Some guy - WV    

First, the photogs (paparazzi) should not have been near the people. Let us look at what they do for a "living". They try to get the "one" shot that will make them a lot of money - mainly from some junk rag. Hmm, it seems to me that if they are to be paid for such then they should have to face the danger at times...personally I feel as though they should be shot at if they are seen. People who work in this industry do so because they cannot do anything else. They cannot act, they cannot do "real" work...so they run around with a camera and "hope" to find the "one" shot.

Leave the stars alone! If they are arrested, then so be it, and it will be publicized. If they are just wanting to take a jaunt somewhere they should be allowed to without the constant camera clicking. I have heard arguments that some like it...I have never heard a single person say that they like the paparazzi.

Well, now that I have informed you of my thoughts and feelings, I must drop my lunch and actually do "real" work.

1834 days ago


First off why are the paps getting permission from a nearby property owner to take photos of Tom & Gisele's wedding? Shouldn't they be getting permission from the bride & groom? There should be laws against this kind of crap! These photogs are stalking these people and it should be against the law.

1834 days ago

Cin Ivey    

Ok, so how much more ridiculous is this going to get? Gisele is pregnant and can't be left in peace. Tom Brady needs to start handling business for his wife. I saw some other information on the couple and made money at the same time. ($1000). Follow the link.



1834 days ago


Without the paparazzi these two would not even be known to the normal person. They need the paps as much as the paps need the celebrities.

1834 days ago


Bad day for the pap when Gisele finishes with her helicopter license. With the Brady money they can buy an Apache with Hellfire missiles. Paps do not hold up well against those odds,LOL !

1834 days ago

Never was a fan of Maya    

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

And I hope they get it and more. There is absolutely no excuse for this type of behavior.

Guns and morons don't mix.

1834 days ago


I love that everyone is all against the paps...Um you do know you are supplying a demand for paps by going to this site to see the gossip, getting the enquirer, Us magazine, pretty much anything you read that has photos of celebs are done by paps. So if you are so against them stop going to this site. Hypocrites.

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