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Rowe

Battles It Out

in Small Claims Court

1/6/2010 4:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Debbie Rowe just went head-to-head with a photographer who claims she defamed him by allegedly lying about an altercation between them in July -- and the case is now in the hands of a judge.

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Moments ago in Lancaster, Ca. court, freelance photographer Ed Frommer accused Rowe of slander, libel and defamation -- and wants $7,500 in damages.

Rowe testified Frommer hounded her, repeatedly trespassing on her property, and denies defaming the dude.

The judge took the case under submission.

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1.

Debbie Rowe    

You neglected to report that I won the case Frommer had against me. It was tried in a Superior Court not small claims so the decision is final....Frommer continues to look for "BREAKING NEWS" in the Antelope Valley.....not a whole lot going on but flooding here........thanks.
Regards to Harvey and the Staff

1701 days ago
2.

wtf    

THEY ARE JUST MESSING WITH HER B/C THEY THINK SHE HAS MICHAEL JACKSONS MONEY ..MY GOD PEOPLE CHILL OUT.......................

1717 days ago
3.

Debbie    

Way to go Debbie for standing up to this A-hole, I'm proud of you!!!

1717 days ago
4.

justsaying    

He saw some pockets and just wants to see what he can extract.

1717 days ago
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SHEILA    

you go girl,,,i listened... it sounds like he just wants your money..fight for your rights...you have been thru too much... hopefully they will leave you alone...god bless you..

1717 days ago
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Smooth Criminals    

I don't think anything said in a police report can be used as defamation.

The guy admitted in court that the AP hired him to continue staking out Debbie's place the day after the incident--so much for loss of work.

His injury for Debbie allegedly hitting her with her elbow????
"Ouch,doc, my arm hurts." X-ray and visit---$750 whether really hurt or not.


For those making remarks about Debbie's looks, they need to grow up. Let's see what you look like.

1717 days ago
7.

Kay    

i watched it.. she did such a good job.. i'm not her biggest fan by any means.. but he was just blabbering on and on and on.. i didn't think he had anything to go on.. on one hand he said he lost work.. and in the next sentence he said something about being hired by the associated press to stand outside her house for a week.. come on now.. hopefully the judge sees that..

1717 days ago
8.

Smooth Criminals    

Correction:

hitting HIM with her elbow.

1716 days ago
9.

shuffler    


I wouldn't want to get on Debbie's bad side. This guy has a death wish.

1716 days ago
10.

POWER TO THE WHITE PEOPLE    

Way to go debbie I hope you win this case.

1716 days ago
11.

Oh Dear    

His reputation is only worth $7,500 ......

1716 days ago
12.

kromen    

He needs two behind the ear.

1716 days ago
13.

They were in it for the money    

Absolutely, Debbie! you go girl! I wish someone would take the bull by the horns and go about making a new law that prevebts these azzwipes from bothering people. It's one thing to grab a picture if and when the oppotuniy arises, but to willfully harass people all the time without permission is a pizzer! It really does need to stop. Case in point-Lady Diana.

1716 days ago
14.

wheat thin    

this guy is a joke and i hope the judge sees past this. im not a fan of debbie, but its time to leave her alone. she did a great job representing herself and the other guy just babbled on, and on, and on, and on, and....

1716 days ago
15.

bianca    

Debbie!

Get a lawyer to ensure that you get unsupervised visitation of your kids!!! They need you! Do you want them to grow up "Jackson." Micael sure as hell didn't when he was alive! Those kids never spent any time with Michael's relatives/cousins/brothers. Those folks just want to get sweetie sweetie with your kids so they can get some of their money!
Get into your kids'lives, Debbie!!! NOW!!

1716 days ago
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