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Mike Tyson Sued for $25 Million

10/18/2010 6:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Tyson is being sued by the photographer who claims the former heavyweight champ beat him down last November ... and he's asking for a whopping $25 million.

Mike Tyson sued.
As TMZ previously reported, Tyson was arrested after a run-in with a photog at LAX. Tyson was initially booked for misdemeanor battery, but the L.A. City Attorney officially rejected the case, citing "insufficient evidence."

According to the civil lawsuit, the photographer -- Antonio Echavarria -- claims Tyson attacked him, hit him with a closed left fist, and broke his camera. Echavarria also claims he suffered a concussion and strain to his spinal cord.

He's asking for $25 million in damages.


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wondering    

the photographer pap should just count his blessings and be glad he came out of it with both ears intact

1377 days ago
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go home!    

Yeah, good luck with that one buddy. Photogs like that should be jailed.

1377 days ago
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SaraBellum    

He suffered all that, eh? Yeah, right.

1377 days ago
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Majestik    

Jeez, I feel sorry for anyone in California that needs the legal system, with all the DV's, Assaults and other numerous charges being sued for it court its a wonder that anyone can get proper justice.

1377 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

Ah, the old Whiplash game. Either that or it was one heck of an expensive camera!

1377 days ago
6.

stunna    

Mike does not have that kind of $. Too bad the lawyer will ant it all.

1377 days ago
7.

Andolini    

yeah..that dude is lucky he's still walking!! Piss Mike off and something's gonna get broke..just be glad it was your camera and not your face..walk away a winner and not a weiner...

1377 days ago
8.

dumas1000    

What? did he eat someone's children or something?

1377 days ago
9.

Scott    

If I were Mike I would countersue for 25 Million.

If I remember correctly the pap (great name for them btw reminds me of pap smear very gross) was very aggressive to the point of bumping the stroller with his child in it.

I may not be a Mike Tyson but if the pap smear did that to my child of course I would react. Now thats think Mike is not all there to begin with it looks to me like he was looking for a payday not a photo.

Team Mike all the way, I just wish he bit his ear off.....

1377 days ago
10.

JLS    

What a load of crap here. Rich celeb=bogus lawsuit. If you are keeping count, you'd better conjure up a spread sheet at this point. If you have any money, you are a target of these creeps.

1377 days ago
11.

Missy    

25 million? Gimme a break! I HATE people who abuse the court system like this! Hope it gets thrown right out! Anyone with a brain would know not to go sticking a camera near Mike Tyson. He got what he asked for!

1377 days ago
12.

Slutty Whores Rock    

Frivolous lawsuit #2,530,903.
Yo Julio, MT doesn't have $25 let alone $25 mil.
Second, if he put even half a beatdown on you, you'd be dead.

1377 days ago
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Go MIKE!!! PAPS SUCK    

Good! Too bad the pap is still able to walk. Sorry jerk didn't learn his lesson I guess! I hope he ends up paying over 1 mil. in attorney's fees, has to file bankruptcy, then resort to living in a box and the whole case gets thrown out for lack of evidence. What a worthless pos.

1377 days ago
14.

wasted days and wasted nights    

Well, if he suits up and shows up to settle this with Mike in the ring, maybe...

1377 days ago
15.

ChillzReborn    

Antonio Echavarria? $25 million?! Is this douche Oksana's new boyfriend? They seem to think alike.

1377 days ago
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