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Britney Settles with Treadmarked Papper

10/20/2009 7:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Britney SpearsTeam Britney Spears has reached a financial settlement with the paparazzo who accused the pop star of intentionally driving over his foot with her Mercedes back in 2007.

Rick Mendoza, who was working for TMZ at the time, had argued that Brit's people "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."

The terms of the settlement were not released -- but Mendoza had originally demanded more than $200,000 in damages.


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UGGGGHHH    

she was NEGLIGENT..

1765 days ago
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Quiet    

No wonder he doesn't work for tmz anymore. he can take a few years off with that settlement. lol

1765 days ago
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A Person    

first page.

balls and kooky klown sucks

1765 days ago
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feebee    

I heard he got a new camera and a pair of glasses !

1765 days ago
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Oy Veh    

Didn't your mama ever tell you not to stand close to a moving vehicle, especially with a crazy person behind the wheel?

YOU are the one who "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," since YOU saw her more than her people did.

$200 grand for a swollen foot?! Well, I guess you got the funds for that implant now...viagra stock will drop considerably.

1765 days ago
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TK    

I got my camera, I got my steel toe boots, I got my mortgage payment! What a scam!

1765 days ago
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nick nolan    

I hope all he got was a box of Band-Aids and a copy of her new CD. That's all he deserved.

1765 days ago
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Michelle    

HE should not get dam penny..it was his fault not her's...dame shame hope he's not working with tmz...

1765 days ago
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Loulou    

Too bad the bast.ard didn't lose his foot.All paparazzis should die after crashing into a tree.

1765 days ago
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wendy    

he shouldn't of been in the way.. he deserved to get his foot ran over..if you ask me he shouldn't get any money...

1765 days ago
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whazzup    

pg 1 if not first

1765 days ago
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Scotter    

WATCH FOX NEWS WATCH FOX NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1765 days ago
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joshuamchugh    

TMZ showing love for its own: "treadmarked papper." At least some money went to a good cause in this mess.

1765 days ago
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David M.    

Britney is turning into a weirdo person. Running over this guy was not a bright thing to do. I hope she gets her head together.

1765 days ago
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Josh McHugh    

Brilliant idea to sell the sock - what was that guy doing in socks anyway - to raise $ for charity: http://www.tmz.com/2007/10/28/sock-from-foot-run-over-by-brit-sold

1765 days ago
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