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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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31.

Mike    

If Mike Tyson really beat this guy down, it would have been headline news because he would be facing murder charges. I'm not buying this attempted lawsuit.

1468 days ago
32.

sPaNkDeNALgAs    

@ ANTONIO ECHAVARRIA:

CRACK IS WHACK

Spankdenalgas

1468 days ago
33.

TMZ fan since 2007    

damn 25 mill **** throw somem way lol

1468 days ago
34.

EnoughofLindsay    

Doesn't this dumbass know that Tyson is freaking broke and has been for years. Idiot.

1468 days ago
35.

teebag    

So how does "misdemeanor battery" (which the DA didn't even find merit with) translate to 25 million? Mike should meet him in court and make this schmuck pay for his expensive lawyers. When these parasites have to pay court and lawyer fees for both sides then perhaps we won't have these meritLESS lawsuits happening over and over again. I swear these paps purposefully try to piss off the celebs hopeing that they'll get slugged or run over JUST so they can turn around and sue them. Enough already.

1468 days ago
36.

E    

what kind of jackass lawyer is even going to file a suit like that against Tyson?? What's he going to get...the tattoo on his face?? Mike is broker than broke. I can hear Mike and his posse now laughing, telling the dude, "get in line m.f. Take a number" What a joke!!

1468 days ago
37.

kali    

Its open season on celebs, thanks to upstanding lawyers like Allred

1468 days ago
38.

Tim    

I hope that pap gets shot on his way to the court

1468 days ago
39.

Areader    

Is Antonio Echavarria even do***ented? He got what he deserved! He's lucky Tyson didn't knock him out!

1468 days ago
40.

kromen    

I'm broke, I'll whip his ass for free.

1468 days ago
41.

Cartman    

Might as well sue him for a billion dollars. Mike is broke.

1467 days ago
42.

Stewart    

So this "photographer" waits a year and then sues? LMAO! Good luck idiot!

1467 days ago
43.

MikeD    

Oh the Price we Pay for being a Celebrity ! I can tell you it's absolutely no fun whatsoever. There is no privacy - PERIOD!

1467 days ago
44.

bob    

If Mike Tyon hit him closed fisted he'd be worse off than that

1467 days ago
45.

katenyc    

I know tony he is a good man look at the video it will all come out he is not homeless pap his name is tony vera look it up

1467 days ago
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