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Weston Cage

Beat Up In BLOODY Street Fight

6/8/2011 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Weston Cage took 13 HARD punches to the face -- in the middle of a Hollywood street -- during a violent confrontation with his personal trainer yesterday ... and it was all caught on tape.

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In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nic Cage's long-haired son is beaten to a bloody pulp in front of the Farmer's Kitchen restaurant in Hollywood ... while several spectators stood by and watched.

The footage begins moments after 20-year-old Cage tried to deliver a roundhouse kick to his trainer after the trainer refused to allow Weston to order a certain item off the menu.

After a brief scuffle, the trainer takes Weston down to the ground ... climbs on top of him ... and rains down with a flurry of barely-contested punches to Weston's face. At one point, Weston tries to punch back -- but the trainer blasts him in the face -- once again taking control of the situation.

The trainer kept Weston pinned down on the concrete until cops arrived -- and as TMZ first reported, Cage was eventually handcuffed, strapped to a gurney, and taken to a nearby hospital to be evaluated.

Weston's father, Nic Cage, raced over to the hospital to be with his son yesterday -- and vows to stay in town as long as Weston needs him to be here.

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61.

Jean    

The idiots who took this video should be ashamed of themselves.

How long was it they spent laughing and gawking before they called 911?

They better hope if THEY'RE ever beaten-up that someone a bit more caring is taking the video...

1178 days ago
62.

Me    

Notice once people show up the trainer stops punching him in the face. I hope the trainer is arrested. You can also hear the guys filming say the guy is bleeding and the guy on top is choking him. Wes needs to press charges.

1178 days ago
63.

Barb    

You would think a professional trainer would have more self restraint. I couldn'*****ch the video, but if what you say is true, this was way over the top and can't be considered self defense. Can he be sued for aggravated assault or something?

1178 days ago
64.

hihat    

I feel sorry for many folks who have the time and money to engage personal trainers. In this day of Nautilus machines, LifeCycles, and the like, all you really need is a little self-discipline to work off the pounds and put on some muscle. And if your trainer throws a beating into your routine -- you might want to rethink your training regimen!

1178 days ago
65.

Barb    

@Scientific. I agree! What the hell is wrong with people not stepping in to pull the trainer off of him??? THIS is a professional trainer? Nic won't take this lying down.

1178 days ago
66.

Name:    

Weston is nothing more than a spoiled brat wussy poseur.

1178 days ago
67.

lanie    

Wow. I found it outrageous that it took a minute for someone to even come to his aid. They all just stared at what was going on & taped it with their cell phones. The guys in the background who are either TMZ employees -- or people they paid for the video -- are absolutely atrocious.

To sit there and make jokes as a person is being physically harmed and most likely in pain -- is beyond egregious. I hope they're not your employees, HARVEY.. because if so, you need to fire them ASAP.

And if they're NOT your employees then it is shameful you would paid cretins like this money..

The entire situation is DISGUSTING.

1178 days ago
68.

lanie    

Jean 30 minutes ago
The idiots who took this video should be ashamed of themselves.

How long was it they spent laughing and gawking before they called 911?

They better hope if THEY'RE ever beaten-up that someone a bit more caring is taking the video...
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I agree. Talk about the bottom of the barrel.. Those guys obviously have no soul, no compassion/sympathy/empathy, or respect for human life.. To sit there and make jokes and laugh while a man is getting physically injured is beyond vile.

As you said, they better hope they're never in the same situation and people act like they did..

What a bunch of pigs!

1178 days ago
69.

Me    

And TMZ spins it and says Wes tried to punch the trainer in the face but got punched instead. I think it shows Wes trying to get the azz that is pummeling him off of him. Does TMZ think Wes should just lay still and be beaten? Even when Wes wasn't moving the guy continued to punch him.

1178 days ago
70.

eric    

This is all way too strange to me...I know Weston, and he is very calm and not aggresive normally. This is not his nature, and he is not "high" or anything like that...Granted, just because people think he is a rich spoiled kid, he is a great guy, and his life was a little different than the norm..Not his fault..He has had it rough, despite having grown up with money.

1178 days ago
71.

nof    

Exact same thing happened to me - I tried to order a piece of plain cheesecake once - and my trainer went for out a gun.

nof

1178 days ago
72.

nof    

The trainer will not, not repeat NOT ... be appearing in any future Nicholas Cage movies -

nof

1178 days ago
73.

kromen    

All those cameras, and you buy the tape from across the street?

1178 days ago
74.

Kriss    

Nic Cage "Vows" to be there...."Vows"? Really....

1178 days ago
75.

nof    

@ kromen less than a minute ago
@ All those cameras, and you buy the tape from across the street?


I doubt many of those punches did damage, kromen.

-that's the type of beat-down that looks a lot worse than it actually is -

-I'd be surprised if Wes had a scratch on him -

All over a piece of cheesecake - weird.


nof

1178 days ago
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