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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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31.

Loulou    

balls sucks balls

1807 days ago
32.

yeh yeh    

LOL He wanted a hellz more money than that. Spears' attorney fired him down calling him a self-serving profit hungry paparazzi.

http://fairnewsspears.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/ex-tmz-paparazzo-wants-more-than-medical-expenses/

1807 days ago
33.

Kayan Phoenix    

well he should have known if he practically lays on a car while its moving he'll most likely get hurt get hurt!!! he shouldn't get anything

1807 days ago
34.

Seacrest is a Shorty    

No sympathy for this guy. He was obnoxious, he was too close to yhe vehicle, he knew he was in the way, his intention was to slow her down to get the shot. Boo hoo hoo. I hope you limp forever.

1807 days ago
35.

yeh yeh    

She has insurance against his type. Lots of celebrities do. They have to protect themselves against hype.

1807 days ago
36.

Simone    

It's a complicated situation....

1807 days ago
37.

Tito    

"Papper"? Isn't that a really old Rapper?

1807 days ago
38.

jayare    

@quiet" he sued for 200,000, not 20,000,000. He lives in Calif. That won't pay his bar tabs for a year.

1807 days ago
39.

Ti    

Wow, so ALL these crazy paps have to do is stick a foot under the tire and they get a few years of the nice life!? A few incidents and they are set for life. hmm

The "stars" are surrounded by them! Can you blame the driver!?
The stupid pap should have MOVED out of the way since he knew she was driving!! If any money is awarded to this lazy bum (In the video, he seemed to be more than fine) this will mean all paps will be doing the same!! UGH

1807 days ago
40.

Lydia    

I think the civil laws in California should be changed. If you are so stupid that you jump on a moving car and get hurt then you should have to pay the driver $200,000.

1807 days ago
41.

julie    

His real name is Ricardo Mendoza and he does not have a green card.

1807 days ago
42.

john smifth    

POOP. get out from under the car and maybe u wint get killed

1807 days ago
43.

john smifth    

i mean get ur foot ran over. whatever queers... break a leg

1807 days ago
44.

Jay    

TMZ ALSO KNEW BRITNEY WAS NOT MENTALLY STABLE ENOUGH TO DRIVE, THEREFORE HE DESERVED TO BE RUN OVER. SHE SHOULD HAVE KILLED HIM...DAMN....HER BAD...I HOPE HE'S A CRIPPLE...

1807 days ago
45.

barf    

Oh man, what a f'd up world!

Anyone that gets close to a moving car, train, truck, motorcylce, whatever vehicle and gets insured should get an extra kick in the butt! You don't get close, period!

Let's milk Britney the cash cow huh?

Yikes, shame on those folks!

1807 days ago
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