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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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31.

Vmax    

Judge: "Sorry Ricardo, starting this year we have decided that extreme stupidity on the part of the plaintiff results in the case being thrown out instantly. Verdict: it was your own fault, keep your feet out from under tires."

1824 days ago
32.

Brad James    

Most of these photogs are losers! If he got in the way and impeded her right to pass, he deserves to have his foot run over.

1824 days ago
33.

harvey the jew    

DUMB MEXICAN NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY OF CARS

1824 days ago
34.

you suck    

stupid tmz. I'm not reading your site ever again

1824 days ago
35.

Ziggy    

i think he needs a good spanking from Judge Judy

1824 days ago
36.

Diggers    

You know what? If dude is close enough to her car to get his damn foot run over, that's telling him something. Back the eff off and you wouldn't have this problem. Idiot.

1824 days ago
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jen    

uuuuuuuuhhh?!? this guy has got to be kidding!! You can't go rub yourself all over moving vehicles for a picture of a celebrity, and then wonder how your foot got run over?!?!? if you can't take the heat get out the kitchen!! that is the price you pay for invading people's privacy buddy! I mean seriously?!?!?

1824 days ago
38.

pink floyd    

the only thing this guy should get is a kick in the nuts.

1824 days ago
39.

James    

Screw him. He doesn't deserve a dime.

1824 days ago
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Hey Stupid said it best! *jj*    

6. So... you were chasing her down for a photo and so were a ton of other people... you all clumped around her car and nobody thought this was a stupid idea... now you want her to pay for you having the lamest job in the world causing you to have a car run over your foot... and now you want her to "foot" the bill? LAME. just pay for it youself you dumb-ass. If you weren't invading her privacy none of this would have happened in the first place... GAHH...

Posted at 6:55PM on Sep 24th 2009 by hey stupid

1824 days ago
41.

Nameless    

Next time she should just drive for the kill. It'll be cheaper because the paparazzo can't sue if they are dead.

No way that idiot makes $200K...ever...

1824 days ago
42.

sawzall    

he placed himself in reasonable danger of such damage occurring.

Unless she mashed the gas and hit every pap around her then this guy is at fault. WHINER

1824 days ago
43.

Lee    

Watching him walk away looked like he was in pain & suffering. Right.
He' most likely the one that killed Kenny, that Bastard.

1824 days ago
44.

HUGO    

THIS IS CRAZY. I HOPE HE DOESNT GET ONE PENNY OUT OF THIS. PAPARAZZIS ARE GOING TOO FAR AND THE LAW SHOULD BE DIFFERENT FOR THESE PEOPLE, THEY ARE ´´OFFICIAL´´ STALKERS AND NORMALLY GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING. I ASK MYSELF WHAT WOULD OF HAPPENED IF A FLASH PROVOKED BRITNEY TO CRASH, WHO´S FAULT THERE ANYONE?

1824 days ago
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Amy    

This guy is an example of all that is wrong in this country. Greed run wild. Only a world class idiot would stand in front of a moving car (to take invasive pictures) and expect to get paid when the car runs over his foot. He deserves NOTHING! He should be thankful that his stupidity did not result in a real injury.

DUDE, GET A REAL JOB!!

1824 days ago
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