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Mel B. Sued Over Mistaken ID Beatdown

7/12/2010 7:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A guy claims he received a beating at the hands of Mel B, hubby Stephen Belafonte, and someone who worked for them -- and he thinks it's a case of mistaken paparazzo. 

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Amado Aguirre claims in a lawsuit  he was just doing his job last December as a real estate appraiser  ... taking pictures of a home he was hired to appraise, when Mel B., Belafonte and a guy named Amin Zahedi thought he was a celeb photog.  Aguirre claims the trio intimidated and physically injured him, breaking his hand and causing neck and back injury.

Aguirre wants $350,000 in general damages, $35,000 in medical expenses, $100,000 for loss of future earnings, and a cool $1 mil in punitives.

He also wants $10 for lost earnings. Guess real estate appraising doesn't pay what it used to.


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1.

Areader    

It's easy to understand how this happened. The majority of the paparazzi's are from third world countries and how they go about there business should be outlawed. Case in point the clip TMZ posted recently of Kim Kardashian leaving after visiting with Lindsay Lohan. You can clearly see in the clip the paparazzi's leaning in front of Kim's windshield as she was attempting to drive off firing off their rapid fire lenses with a blinding flash. They should be banned!

1542 days ago
2.

peekay    

c`mon man, $10 4 lost earings. u can afford tht frm th hefty cul perk u gonna get frm em............ hala at yo boy once th paymnts r thru...........lol

1542 days ago
3.

electriczipper    

sorry to hear both of these people died..how sad...

1542 days ago
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Horndog    

Mel who?

1542 days ago
5.

KAM    

Did this really deserve a beat down even if it was a photographer????

1542 days ago
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Ketielynn    

If this is true he deserves the money.

1542 days ago
7.

Dee    

Even if he was paparazzi that's no excuse to assualt him. Any respect I may have had for these 2 is long gone.

1541 days ago
8.

pcox    

He def deserves some hefty cash, and they some jail time. But what are "general damages" ??

1541 days ago
9.

Sal    

Just another of Stephen Stansbury's greatest hits. Yeah - his real last name ain't Belafonte - he made that up to seem more legit. Mel B's husband is a thug who has a history of shdy deals and turning male on male tricks for cash, and now he serves as the merkin for Mel B and her desires for blonde women in the sack. Shady. Hope this finally bankrupts them.

1541 days ago
10.

Terry    

Are yousure you really want to admit to being beat up by a Spice Girl??

1541 days ago
11.

ANA SPICE GIRL    

I would like to see all the proofs about the case: Photos, videos and audio + video. Are they exist? If yes, please TMZ post each one of them!

Horndog, you read who is Mel B. She is really really famous.Mel B is: Spice Girl, solo artist, host, mother and many more. You can also use the Google page, to know more about her.

Observation: I don't want to have a discussion with you ok? I just put my opinion about what you posted.

1532 days ago

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