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Papper Wants Big Bucks From Britney

9/24/2009 7:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A paparazzo has put a price on his foot -- $221,533.59, and he wants Britney Spears to foot the bill.

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Britney Spears ran over photog Ricardo Mendoza's foot while leaving a medical building in 2007. Mendoza, who worked as a photog for TMZ at the time, sued Britney but never specified how much he thought his foot was worth. But now he has.

Mendoza claims he's suffered $195,000 in general damages, $16,533.59 in medical bills and $10,000 for any future foot problems.

Right after the accident Mendoza said he would let bygones be bygones and actually allowed us to auction his sock off for charity. But hey, business is business.

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16.

Lilarose    

Really, anyone who is "chasing" a celebrity and gets hurt in the process needs to give it up about suing anyone!

Too damn bad if you get hurt!

Better yet, let the rest of us stalk YOU for two weeks.....

1798 days ago
17.

Seriously?    

I don't care too much for Britney and I normally don't comment on stuff like this, but this is ridiculous!! I mean they even have it on tape. She was moving so slowly too. If he wants to crowd her car and stick his body near a 1,000 pound vehicle, then he is going to have to expect that he might get hurt and deal with it with it as his own fault.

1798 days ago
18.

Machelle    


That's a crock of bull!
This is why all celebrities
should be able to get restraining
orders against all these idiots to
force them to keep their distance!!!

1798 days ago
19.

sandy    

The dumb ass deserved to have his foot run over. It's just unfortunate it was only his foot.

1798 days ago
20.

Martin    

So why doesn't Britney sue TMZ for stalking, that's all TMZ does... Paparazzi's is just another name for stalkers.

1798 days ago
21.

lovemichaelforever    

the paparazzi shouldn't crowd around her car so close that she can't even leave. he shouldn't be so stupid as to believe she's just supposed to sit there while people snap her every move until they run out of film or disk space. it's his own fault.

1798 days ago
22.

Buster    

Here is an idea. Get the hell out of the way of a car that is trying to leave and you will not get your foot run over.
This is why we need tort reform.

1798 days ago
23.

A    

I'm not one to sympathize with celebrities when they bitch about pictures being taken, but this was totally the photographers fault! don't stand so damn close to someone's car. What was she supposed to do? Sit there all day? Totally not her fault, and I hope she doesn't have to pay him a dime.

1798 days ago
24.

AJ    

OMG, what a complete douchebag. It's his own fault he was so close to Britney and her car. Or is he mentally disabled and not understand that getting too close to a MOVING CAR is a recipe for disaster? The judge better throw this out, or better yet make the stupid photog pay Brit's legal bills and THEN toss it out. Here's an idea, Mr. Photog... try making an HONEST wage that doesn't include stalking... though if you're stupid enough to get run over, I doubt anyone would hire you.

1798 days ago
25.

Ziggy    

She should have run over his f***ing head. That poor woman is hounded like an animal 7 days a week - 365 days a year. The pap was so close to her car that his foot was caught under her wheel!! I hope the shot was worth it. Hungry paps are like wild animals in a feeding frenzy. Didn't they learn anything from Princess Di's death?

1798 days ago
26.

peanutbutterandhoney    

I hope he doesn't get a cent. He should not have been that close to her car in the first place! I seriously hope the judge throws this right out of court. It's not like he was crossing the street at a crosswalk. In fact, there should be laws against paps doing stupid-ass dangerous things like crowding people's cars while they're trying to drive.

1798 days ago
27.

Jane    

This guy needs to man up and consider what happened as part of the job. He deliberately puts himself too close to a 2 ton vehicle to get a picture of a celebrity. He deserved what happened and maybe it taught him a lesson to get out of the way of moving vehicle. He wasn't even limping after it happened. The medical charges are probably blown up out of proportion so he could get more money out of her. What a low-life.

1798 days ago
28.

GO-BAMA    

F-him, $200K for your foot, what a joke! Hey TMZ hope you fired that moron!!!!!!

1798 days ago
29.

Shakeena    

Brittany shouldn't have to pay for his medical bills, the bastard shouldn't have been in the way. How was she suppose to know he was going to put his foot under the tire. The hell with him! I would have ran over his foot to assh*LE!

1798 days ago
30.

JAA    

I hope he would get in my way, his foot is not the only thing I would run over. celeb. should set up a point system. a foot 2 points, what and ass and his lawyer too...

1798 days ago
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