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Mike Tyson - Free at Last, Officially

12/31/2009 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike TysonMike Tyson will not be prosecuted for allegedly punching a photog at LAX, TMZ has learned.

The L.A. City Attorney officially rejected the case today, citing "insufficient evidence."

Tyson's lawyer, the ever-effervescent Shawn Chapman Holley, tells TMZ, "The City Attorney's office made the right decision given the harassing conduct of the paparazzo."

Tyson was arrested last month for battery after a bloody confrontation with a paparazzo outside the United terminal at LAX. Tyson claimed the photog was harassing him, his wife and child.

The photog was taken to the hospital and stitched up.

The City Attorney also declined to file charges against the photog.


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Bye-Bye Ellen....    

he has no clue.......

1707 days ago
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michael    

FIRST GO TYSON!

1707 days ago
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smithyairmax    

Why is tysons tattoo on the wrong side of his face?????????????????????

1707 days ago
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Graycee    

Mike was only trying to protect his family. He's just lost a child so he's going to be extra protective of his kids now. The papz are heartless bastards so this one deserved a "iron Mike handshake" for being such a stupid ass!

1707 days ago
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86tagers    

He should have caved his face in

1707 days ago
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Saliva    

damn it! :(

1707 days ago
7.

erkg    

with Tyson's reputation, anyone who pushes his buttons get what they deserve.

1707 days ago
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Steve    

Typical black athlete. Punches someone, causes an open wound to bleed that requires a hospital trip and stitches. But of course he has an excuse that he feels should get him off the hook. His excuse? He was being harassed. Oh okay Mike next time someone is bugging me in an airport I'll knock them out and claim I'm like Mike and I shouldn't be prosecuted. Wonder how well that will work.

1707 days ago
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sara    

Votes > Comments

1707 days ago
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crob    

Good question.....why is Tyson's tattoo on the wrong side of his face?????

1707 days ago
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Saliva    

Steve, you are a nobody! You don't have to worry about being bugged. Loser...

1707 days ago
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Just sayin'    

I agree Steve. It's just more celebrity BS.

Crob *cough-gay name-cough*
People can still be asses to someone whether they are a celeb or not.
You are the perfect example.

1707 days ago
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Just sayin'    

MISERABLE WOMAN BEATER!!!

1707 days ago
14.

Scott    

This is bs ..he beat the crap out of the guy come on This don't stop him from a lawsuit which Is next I hope

1706 days ago
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SERIOUSLY!!!    

smithyairmax ... I caught the the tattoo switch, too! It's just 'flipped' photo but TMZ should have caught it first, huh? Doesn't anyone 'proof' this crap before it's thrown to the public?

1706 days ago
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