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'Hangover' Star

Sued Over

Nightclub Shooting

1/10/2011 2:18 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mike Epps just got sued for $1 million for punching a photog back in November -- but the victim claims the violence didn't end there ... accusing Epps' friends of firing shots at him as he tried to escape.

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Cameraman Douglas Thornton filed the seven-figure lawsuit today in Michigan -- claiming he was covering a public event hosted for Epps at the Key Club in Detroit. According to Thornton, Epps went ballistic and started grabbing at Thornton's camera ... at which point a fist-flying brawl erupted.

Thornton claims Epps unleashed a "brutal beating" -- and after Thornton was physically removed from the club, "members of Epps' entourage fired several shots at Thornton who ran for his life."

0110_mike_epps_sm_launchThornton's attorney tells TMZ, "Mr. Epps is lucky he is not facing a murder charge."

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Thornton claims he was "hired to film the party that was being thrown for Mike Epps."

Calls to Epps have not been returned.

23 COMMENTS

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effminus    

yha hes lucky hes not facing murder charges lmao! He didnt have a gun!!! Some one needs to tell that lawyer hes lucky the USA decided to pull his ancestors out of a bunch of camps in WWII. Greedy POS lawyer!

1360 days ago
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Me    

Imagine that...

1360 days ago
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meef    

doesn't someone have to die for a murder charge to be filed?

1360 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

the guy with the gun must be a buddy of Sarah Palins

1360 days ago
5.

insertnamehere    

I'm sure what the lawyer meant was Epps is lucky he didn't kill nobody and facing a murder charge.

1360 days ago
6.

Mikey    

Dats how day party!

1360 days ago
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Truth    

WHY ISNT THERE A SANE BLACK PERSON ON THE PLANET?? DAYUMMM. AMERICA'S MISTAKE WAS 300 YRS AGO. SHOULD NEVER HAVE SENT SHIPS OVER TO AFRICA. IMAGINE HOW MUCH LESS CRIME THERE BE IN AMERICA TODAY...

1360 days ago
8.

dd    

whatever

1360 days ago
9.

Someone who actually knows what they're talking about    

WHY ISNT THERE A SANE BLACK PERSON ON THE PLANET?? DAYUMMM. AMERICA'S MISTAKE WAS 300 YRS AGO. SHOULD NEVER HAVE SENT SHIPS OVER TO AFRICA. IMAGINE HOW MUCH LESS CRIME THERE BE IN AMERICA TODAY...

Posted at 10:16 AM on Jan 10, 2011 by Truth


You DO realize that America never sent any ships to Africa, right?

1360 days ago
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dd    

@TRUTH did you forget to come out of your cave this weekend and watch the NEWS...WHAT AN ASSININE THING TO SAY...it had nothing to do with a black person and take a history class how was this country taken over VIOLENCE, white people invaded and took over...stop playing games.

1360 days ago
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kromen    

Blah blah blah, my vagina is hurt.

1360 days ago
12.

panchovilla    

Hangover star? wtf is up with tmz calling him a star?

1360 days ago
13.

Truth Is    

@ Truth
Yep then it would be a world of Mass Murderers and child molesters ohhh what a world it would be............

1360 days ago
14.

Reality     

@9-someone who doesn't know what they're talking about.

HEY MORON, SLAVE SHIPS LEFT THE ENGLISH COLONIES SEEKING LABOR HELP IN AFRICA. SO YES, WE DID SEND SHIPS THERE. THOSE SHIPS ORIGINATED FROM THE EASTERN CONTINENTAL U.S. I am assuming you are another degenerate, just like the ones firing guns in this article.

1360 days ago
15.

ohreally    

hangover star?

mike epps is known for way better movies.. u could have said his real name..

1360 days ago
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