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'Brüno'

Photog Drops Case Over Gay Rally Attack

11/19/2010 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sacha Baron Cohen is in the clear over an alleged attack on a gay cameraman at a gay rights rally in 2008 -- TMZ has learned the photog has dropped the case citing his own "emotional well being."

Sacha Baron Cohen
The cameraman -- Mike Skiff -- filed a lawsuit against Cohen and the people behind the movie "Bruno" last month ... claiming he was attacked by crew members while covering a Prop 8 rally in West Hollywood.

Skiff insisted that he was targeted because he had recognized Sacha in his Bruno costume ... just as Sacha and company began "inciting" the crowd.

But last week, Skiff suddenly decided to call off his legal war -- filing a request for dismissal with the L.A. County Superior Court. His lawyer tells us the matter "had become too difficult [for Skiff] to deal with."

The lawyer, Clifford Scherer, adds, "Mike is satisfied with the statements he made, and satisfied that people were made aware of the situation."

UPDATE: Skiff has now issued a statement on the situation.

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1.

Znooki    

Another frivolous lawsuit thankfully down the drain!

1348 days ago
2.

Joao    

I'm not sure how to interpret it, OTHER THAN, every person has a price, he got a worthless attorney-nothing worse than a wimpy attorney or he got the fame thang out of his system... I'm thinking its a combo of 1 and 2.

1348 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

skiff,sacha.lance.bruce..all very gay names..please move this story to gay tmz

1348 days ago
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justsaying    

Maybe if he had more testosterone he could have man-up and realize that he had no suit, rather than acting like a hysterical woman.

1348 days ago
5.

CHICKENMAN    

TOO MUCH MONEY TOO DEAL WITH MORE LIKE IT,,****EN ANKLEGRABBER....GET A JOB, AND NOT A *******.....

1348 days ago
6.

NelsonH    

The guy shooting the film should be sued for being a tool. He ruined the scene.

1348 days ago
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Carl    

I guess it was difficult for him to deal with the fact that EVERY one of these lawsuits has been thrown out.

1347 days ago
8.

SayWhat    

does anyone else smell a settlement? although I totally think this was a b.s. lawsuit and he didnt deserve a dime. I would like to know how much your "dignity" was worth.

just another person out to get something for nothing.

1347 days ago
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Joe Blowe    

For a minute there I thought his name was Mike Stiff

1347 days ago
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CC    

And after dismissing the pointless lawsuit it's alledged that Skiff ran home to mommy and sucked on her tatas. Oh forgive me he's a homosexual so it's alleged he ran home and sucked on his daddy's tatas.

1347 days ago
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jurgie    

Poor guy sounds like he needs a waaambulance.

1347 days ago

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