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Sean Penn

Settles Paparazzi Lawsuit

3/28/2011 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Penn's paparazzi attack case is now over and out -- almost a year after Sean plead no contest to vandalism ...  TMZ has learned Penn and the pap have settled the photog's civil suit.

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Penn got 36 months probation and was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service stemming from an incident where he kicked a photog who was trying to film him.

The photog filed a civil suit, claiming he suffered a knee injury as a result of Penn's attack.

Both sides signed the settlement docs today. No word on how much  Penn had to shell out.

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16.

jus-sayin    

a knee injury MY BUTT

1119 days ago
17.

January Jonez    

He says he's 5' 8". in his heels maybe.

Posted at 9:52 AM on Mar 28, 2011 by HarlotO'Hara


Hahhaaa - "in his heels maybe".....lol..

1119 days ago
18.

jc    

Penn is a good, not great, actor, but he has a screw loose.

1119 days ago
19.

He's Crap    

Punkarazzi.

1119 days ago
20.

Howie    

@Rafaelle Zuccaro, Post #15:
Sean Penn is an agnostic. I know you don't know what that means. Then again, you don't know most things. You can look it up if you know how to access a dictionary.

Sean Penn's father was Jewish and his mother was Roman Catholic. According to the Jewish religion, Sean Penn is not considered to be a Jew, unlike Jesus. Jesus' mother and father were both Jewish, so Jesus is Jewish.

You, Rafaelle are a bigot and an ignoramus. That's for sure. If you're a Christian, why don't you tell us what Church you belong to so they can excommunicate, expel or disavow you?

Since s-h-i-t comes out of your mouth, why don't you just eat s-h-i-t and do the world some good by at least recycling?

1119 days ago
21.

THIN LIZZY    

When are people gonna learn, leave this guy alone. Dude's lucky Penn didn't beat him up.

1119 days ago
22.

CCC    

Screw these cry baby celebrities. It's about time to lay down the hammer. They want fame and fortune and are handed everything on a silver platter. The paps need to get tougher with them and climb right up their asses. Climb right up into their toilets. Bug them where ever they go. TMZ rules when it comes to celebrity harrassment.

TEAM PAPARAZZI!!

1119 days ago
23.

January Jonez    

I get such a kick outta Sean Penn...

1119 days ago
24.

Superman    

He needed knee surgery for that?!?! BS! What I don't get is that there were at least 3 photographers there and he only went after this one guy.

1119 days ago
25.

Rob    

They should pass a law saying any photog who comes within 20 feet of a celeb gives that celeb the right to kick the crap out of them. That would force the photog to run away when chased. would make for great reality tv

Posted at 9:33 AM on Mar 28, 2011 by Buckaroobonzai


I have to agree with you they should pass a law like that hell they should have done it a year after Princess Diana's death who honestly cares what the Celebs are up to I don't care if there out to dinner or at the store a lot of people go out to eat and go to stores there just like us although they are rich and famous that's the only difference between us and them that's it.

1119 days ago
26.

Thomas Kielty    

Give Sean a break, how would you like photogs filming every angle of your life, a majority of them are there just to antagonize, and to get their money shot. As for his community service, maybe his local charitable work and what he's done in Haiti will be acknowledge.

1119 days ago
27.

Julie    

Sean Penn is totally channeling Jeff Spicoli in that photo. I love it!

1119 days ago
28.

Bubbles The Chimp    

When will someone give this idiot the beating he deserves instead of kissing this guy's rear.

1119 days ago
29.

Paul    

I am no pap fan, but that is life as a celebrity. Penn is a little punk who believes everyone has a right to do whatever he or she wants until it affects his life. Glad he had to pay up. LOVE IT. Go cry to Chavez you traitor.

1119 days ago
30.

Jim    

Let Sean Penn live in Venezuela. He is a communist, his dad was a communist and they both hate the united states. His dad was black balled from hollywood and that is why penn is so bitter. I can tell you right now, Sean Penn never spent a dime of my money.

1119 days ago
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