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Sean Penn Sued

Photog Claims Death Threat

4/5/2010 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0405_seanpenn_ex_2Sean Penn threatened to kill a paparazzo if he ever ran into him again ... this according to a new lawsuit filed by the photog.

Jordan Dawes alleges he was filming a documentary about paparazzi last October in Brentwood, CA when Penn suddenly began "kicking and punching" him.

In the suit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Dawes says Penn broke his camera and then said "the next time I see you, you will be in a box."

As we first reported, Dawes said he had to have knee surgery ... the result of the alleged attack.

Penn was charged with criminal battery and vandalism over the incident back in February. That case is pending.

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31.

Joe    

why can't someone knock Penn out? Any MMA type pap's out there?
The type of kick that Penn did (in the photo), definitely can screw up someone's knee. He's a complete miserable A-hole. But he has his money, he doesn't care really.

1474 days ago
32.

Ken    

Communist dictator, Hugo Chavez, approves of Penn's actions ....

1474 days ago
33.

Me    

There's Mr. Peace Loving Bleeding Heart Liberal For you, kicking a guy in the knee. Bet he wouldn't mind having the camera on him when he's doing his phony goody-goody work.

1474 days ago
34.

Ken    

Is it really that difficult to just play along a little with the Paps? Be cool. And just keep moving as you go about your business.

1474 days ago
35.

Mary Worth    

Ah, the sweet, innocent paparazzi!

1474 days ago
36.

I BE DARNELL    

PENN THE MAN....A LEGEND IN HIS OWN MIND. HOPE YOU CHOKE ON THIS ONE ,LONG OVERDUE!

1474 days ago
37.

that's all    

I say everyone ignore Sean Penn....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

1474 days ago
38.

joan    

Great actor, great commie. Disgusting human.

1474 days ago
39.

tifosi44    

Seems pretty cut & dry doesn't it? Did Penn assault the guy or not? Can anyone say NO??? Why is there no charges filed? Can it be that they won't file against Mr. Penn the wussy LIB?

1474 days ago
40.

Ed    

Well, maybe if the pop's would stop hounding celebs and wanna be celebs, maybe they would not get the crap beat out of them or threatened. Leave them alone and let them live their lives without being followed 24/7 and getting pics taken everytime they fart or spit.

1474 days ago
41.

Jess    

Bad Boy needs to be locked up.

1474 days ago
42.

No Comment    

The pap would be gone and Sean would be in prison. WooHoo! I think that is what we refer to as "killing" two birds with one stone. More like killing two swine with one stone.

1474 days ago
43.

boardz21    

Paparazzi should be allowed to be kicked, punched, shot, stabbed, spit on or anything else you can imagine. When you stalk people it's only right they get to fight back! Get a life you losers.

1474 days ago
44.

sickboy    

Isn't it a crime to advocate violence on someone? I hope TMZ is logging the IPs of these baboons telling people to attack the Paps. I bet it's pinko-Penn with multiple accounts.

1474 days ago
45.

Thunder Thighs    

Stupid photogs need to take some punches here and there. Fair game to post stupid pics of celebs and make fun of them. Bull shit if you ask me.

Should be a right of passage to get your ass kicked by a celeb.

1474 days ago
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