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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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16.

venicementor    

I would say this suit is null and void as the photographer was BRAIN DEAD before this even happened. What a jerk - to bad you're still alive! Oh sorry, you may not be as there is no pulse!

1402 days ago
17.

dd    

Stupid lawsuit!

1402 days ago
18.

croc    

WELL HERE WE GO AGAIN! PEOPLE TRYING TO MILK MONEY OUT CELEBS WHENEVER THEY CAN,, SOMETIMES THEY ASK FOR TROUBLE JUST TO SUE SUE SUE..

1402 days ago
19.

Ughhh    

Not a MT fan exactly, but geez...give the guy a break...can't even walk thru the airport without some a-hole in his bidness...And good luck getting 25mil outta the guy...I thought he ran thru all his dough.

1402 days ago
20.

Queen of the smash and grab    

Roflmao! I Love it when the Stalkerazzi get the beat downs they deserve. I hope it gets thrown out of court.

1402 days ago
21.

M    

UMMMMM Mike Tyson does not have 25 million dollars...the dude or gal should not have been following him around taking pictures...of his child I think that is why Tyson got pissed..Was in LA not to long ago and these people cut your car off in traffic to get a picture...it's pretty stupid...

1402 days ago
22.

fred    

If your stupid too test Mike ,you get it and yuor not get vany money moron!

1402 days ago
23.

Tard    

He is not a southpaw.

The crapload of paps fileing has gotten ridiculous. People are seeking a payday it seems.

1402 days ago
24.

Carvey    

Why not just sue him for a bazillion gazillion dollars? Mike ain't got no money. Don King made sure of that.

1402 days ago
25.

static    

Whatever happened to the days when you'd just take your ass whoopin' and get on down the road?

1402 days ago
26.

Perky    

I'd let Mike Tyson smack me black and blue for $1 million.

1402 days ago
27.

LA Photographer    

FIRSTLY the "photographer" isnt a photographer!!!!! he carries a video camera and just shoots VIDEO. so the 'Videographer', who claims to have been beaten is well known in the industry to be a low life s***bag, he has no manners or etiquette, we call him 'a homeless pap' as he literally just walked off the street and started filming people . I have seen him try to intimidate many celebrities at LAX. including hitting Kurt Russell on the head with his video camera once. He gets right in people faces which is ridiculous as you need to give them at least 15 feet to even get the celeb in shot. he puts the camera up to the celebs face, like about a foot away, and he has been looking for this kind of incident ever since the Kanye West payout! $25 million is he having a laugh!

1402 days ago
28.

comanche black    

As long as Mike gets to be in "The Hangover 2." Seriously, photogs that cross boundaries need the beat down. Maybe they'll get a clue.

1402 days ago
29.

onlydudeleft    

first you enter the country illegally. then you get a camera. then you stalk famous people and bait them to hit you or run over your foot. then you sue for 25mllion, and send it back to mexico. welcome to the new america. courtesy of TMZ!

1402 days ago
30.

Bippy    

Mike has had his share of problems - I think that just right before this he lost a daughter that got in some kind of accident if I remember correctly - I think the guy will lose!!!! Mike - wish you well!!!!

1402 days ago
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