TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Photog

Sues Debbie Rowe

11/18/2009 7:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A photographer who had a physical run-in with Debbie Rowe back in July is now suing Michael Jackson's ex-wife in small claims court.

Debbie_Rowe (12).JPG
It's all over an incident that went down in front of a Chinese restaurant in Lancaster, California right after MJ died -- in which a swarm of paparazzi swarmed Rowe asking about the kids. Rowe lashed out at one photog, "Are you ready to have your butt kicked?"

Now, that photog, Ed Frommer, wants $7,500 in damages from Rowe -- claiming she lied to police, telling them he scratched her face, pulled her arm and struck her in the back.

Frommer tells us, "You can see from the video, I didn't touch her face" adding, "anything that happened was not intentional."

Frommer claims his reputation has taken some serious hits from the incident and he can't get work. The hearing is scheduled for January. 

90 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

loveyaringo    

TRYING TO CASH-IN ON THE MJ TEET PERHAPS?

1618 days ago
2.

hoocheekoo    

Sorry 'bout your luck, fella! Debbie kept telling them to keep their distance and this guy didn't. Yeah, she might be exxagerating the situation but the aggravation right after Michael's death was uncalled for and inappropriate. I can't stand the paparazzi! More of them need to lose work until they decide they can respect celebrities.

1618 days ago
3.

shuffler    


I wouldn't want to get on Debbie's bad side.

1618 days ago
4.

Googie    

It's your own fault for being there. Debbie should sue you.

1618 days ago
5.

loveyaringo    

I JUST DON'T SEE THE SIMILARITY TO BLANKET.

1618 days ago
6.

Ziggy    

I wish the media would leave this woman alone. She's made peace with her past and hasn't spoken one negative word about Michael Jackson or anyone ever. She could have made millions of dollars with interviews or by writing a tell-all book. She just wants to be left alone. She has a right to privacy.

1618 days ago
7.

Zoe    

Obviously, SOMETHING happened to make her yell at him not to touch her, and who knows what happened before? The camera doesn't show that. The fact that he said 'anything that happened was unintentional' also says that he did do something. What a prick, why can't these people just leave this grieving family alone? Typical paparazzi amoral behavior.

1618 days ago
8.

WillOTheWisp    



ABSOLUTELY, NO COMMENT! YUK!

1618 days ago
9.

excretive producer    

Only $7500? Puhlease...go for the 6 figures. I need the laugh.

1618 days ago
10.

Barb    

Oh my this is to funny. He can't find work because she asked him if he was ready to get his butt kick.. If i was her i would be in jail because i would had wipe the streets clean with his sorry ass. I hope this gets laughed right out of court.

1618 days ago
11.

Mary    

The desperate punk pap should have been pursuing someone in Hollywood rather than the grief-stricken mother of Mjs older children who chose to live in isolation out in the desert. DR should have led the pap to her ranch and let the ranch hands castrate him!

1618 days ago
12.

Michelle    

I hope Debbie kicks ass and wins these paps are out of control do we not see a pattern they attack people and then when the person sticks up form themselvs then they wanna cry wolf..I don't think so.. I hope debbie wins... someone should really take notice to the celebs and the paparazzi..she clearly ask them to back up.. so thats their fault..Team debbie..

1618 days ago
13.

just sayin    

screw you tmz today is a good day for mj fans as that loser evan chandler has rid himself of this world. whay aren't you reporting on this

1618 days ago
14.

danica    

She should have kicked that paps but and not just said it. He probably can't get work because he's not that good. I saw the way the paps surrounded her. It was scary to say the least. Vermin!

1618 days ago
15.

Truth Hurts    

GET A REAL JOB!

1618 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web