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Sean Penn

Charged With Crimes

2/19/2010 8:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Penn was charged with criminal battery and vandalism today, in connection with a run-in with the paparazzi ... TMZ has learned.

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The incident occurred last October in Brentwood, CA. TMZ captured the confrontation as an angry Penn approached and kicked a paparazzo, allegedly breaking his camera.

We've learned the Los Angeles City Attorney filed two misdemeanor counts -- battery and vandalism.

If convicted on both counts, Penn could go to jail for 1 1/2 years.

Penn's rep could not immediately be reached for comment.

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106.

pie    

Sean Penn knew he could get away with attacking a white paparazzi, while totaly ignorning the black paparazzi. The black paparazzi would have file the attact as a hate crime. Sean knew the white paparazzi was a soft target, because he could not claim it was a hate crime.

I think Sean should treat all the paparazzi the same instead of targeting soft targets, such as the white paparazzi. - What a little punk Sean is for targeting the white paparazzi.

1617 days ago
107.

MyThoughts    

As much as I think Sean Penn is a commie loving loon and totally without reason on his politics, I'd have to side with him on this. The paps are like roaches, crawling around everywhere. He's a knot-head but more power to him on this.

1617 days ago
108.

I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

Here is he!!! The posterboy for liberalism!!! The party of love, open arms and intolerance!!!!!! Liberals don't even realize how insanely stupid they are!!!

1617 days ago
109.

Tom C.    

He obviously has had issues with this particular photographer before and seeing him there set him off. He didn't make any contact with any of the others and he says something like "...I remember your face...".

1617 days ago
110.

Chris    

How many years has he been doing this? You'd like to think that people get a little smarter with age. He is the text book example of "Small Man's Syndrome".

1617 days ago
111.

I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

Somebody break this dude's face already, please

1617 days ago
112.

Bart    

Penn's Post advertisement led to the development of his friendship with Venezuela's communist President Hugo Chávez.

Muslim terror leaders are hailing statements by actor Sean Penn regarding Iran, the war in Iraq and the global war on terror, stating militants have 'deep respect' for Penn and urging Americans to listen to the outspoken Hollywood activist immediately. One senior jihadist leader even asked Penn to officially represent his terror organization's cause to the world media. His father, Leo Penn, was an actor and director, a supporter of the Hollywood trade unions, and an open communist. His Father was blacklisted from Hollywood. So F--K Sean Penn I hope he goes to jail and dies. Sean Penn hates the United States of American. But hey, you make your own decisions

1617 days ago
113.

BabsDriedUpCooter    

"Thats my head"

1617 days ago
114.

Joe    

Idiot.
Sean always looks like he's got something sour jammed up his nose. For once I'd love to see a tough pap put penn in his place. Now that would be fun to watch. Hope he gets charged.

1617 days ago
115.

Kimposter    

Not first!!!!! Hey bud let's party! Signed Spicoli.

1617 days ago
116.

Bart    

Sean Penn is just like that loser Jane Fonda. They like all that other died to give them, then bitch about how they got the freedoms they enjoy. No wonder Madonna left his ass.

1617 days ago
117.

I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

The entire Penn family is an abomination to the human race

1617 days ago
118.

stinky mcgee    

He should go to prison for sedition

1617 days ago
119.

I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

Where's his BFF Hugo Chavez when he needs him!?!?!?!

1617 days ago
120.

angles    

NOT FAIR FOR CELEBS THERE SHOULD BE A DISTANCE SET FOR THERE APPROACH TO TAKE A PICTURE . CELEBS SHOULD PULL TOGETHER AND MAKE A LAW SO THERE WILL BE NO MORE COURT CASES

1617 days ago
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