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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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61.

Melissa    

Sean Penn is so filled with hate, this is not surprising. The vitriol he spews on television and his far leftist views are alarming. Hound him again and again paps! maybe his dumb ass will get thrown in jail for finally allowing his anger to completely take over.

1660 days ago
62.

Kay    

Good for Sean. Paparazzis get to invade celebrities life to make a profit, those celebrities get to kick them in the balls as revenge.

Seems like a perfect symbiosis, no need to bring law suits into this.

1660 days ago
63.

Bring 'Em Young    

It figures. One day the republicans are all complaining about "frivolous lawsuits". The next day they are all cheering for it.

1660 days ago
64.

Ryan    

Love your show Harvey, but the paps really do cross lines. I think they should enter their profession at their own risk and the law should look at it the same way. Hey if I say stop filming me (pap smear) unless I am beating some helpless citizen, then the pap should shut off his camera, and walk away.

A lot of paps are looking for a free payday just like many Americans who are sue happy.

1660 days ago
65.

Sam    

For a peace loving liberal freak..He sure has a mean streak, (Closet republican I bet)

1660 days ago
66.

Bring 'Em Young    

If Sean gets mad, he's always ready. He doesn't need a gang of paid thugs like Kid Rock. And he'll bring lunch.

1660 days ago
67.

Thunder Thighs    

Those Paparazzi are asking for it! GO Sean! I wonder how that guy Adrian Grenier goes after them. I hear he turns the cameras on them and becomes a shooter in his new documentary. Does anybody know? Has anyone seen it? Is it true that there is a 13 year old paparazzo? THis paparazzi thing has gone out of control.

1660 days ago
68.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

Yeah yeah, Sean saves the world, gives all his money to people in Haiti while some camera man worries and takes SP's photo wondering if he's gonna get need in the nuts right afterward.


Que that Kidneydonor dumbass to come running to Sean's side with praise and comments demeaning others for him while he's still swilling SP's last load in him mouth.

1660 days ago
69.

Thunder Thighs    

He can add paps to the list of people he hopes contract colon cancer. Way to go Spicoli. Dude! The biggest asshat on the planet! According to Madonna. She knows things coming up in new book. About hamsters.

1660 days ago
70.

Bring 'Em Young    

You always say something gay. Ever wonder why ?

1660 days ago
71.

P    

Sean is a PUNK. The guys with the biggest mouths are the first to yell for their mamma. The pap should've dropped his camera and beat the sh.t out of Harvey Milk. Sean, why don't you do the world a favor and give up acting; or even better, move to the third world countries you love so much. You are a PUNK.

1660 days ago
72.

cowbulls    

Penn better hope I'm not on the jury or he will give the guy all his net worth plus a dollar and be deported to his true love of Venezuela. Most sane people in this country realize he’s a nut job.

1660 days ago
73.

P    

Another example of an actor that you wish would just go away. Sean and Tom Cruise suffer from Napoleon syndrome and need to get their asses kicked. Sean, kick like a bitch much??? Pu.sy.

1660 days ago
74.

Bring 'Em Young    

You wouldn't stand a chance against Sean Penn. Like you said the biggest talkers are the first to cry for their mommy.

1659 days ago
75.

GayFaggola    

I wish someone would POUND Sean Penn's face...I think Sean needs his arse pounded also....lol

1659 days ago
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