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Gary Dourdan's Ex GF

He Broke My Nose

So I Want a Restraining Order

11/9/2011 12:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Gary Dourdan's ex-girlfriend has filed for a restraining order, claiming he punched her in the face and broke her nose. 

Nicole Vail Cannizzaro claims in the documents, obtained by TMZ, she had broken up with Dourdan in May "due to his excessive drug use, which only worsened after cutting off communication with him."

Nicole claims Gary put recording devices in her home and attempted to break in. She says Sunday night he punched her in the face and broke her nose.  Nicole says she ran to the back alley, where a neighbor called 911. Gary was arrested for felony battery but bailed out.

Nicole is asking that Gary stay 100 yards away from her and her 2 dogs, Charlie and Chanel.

A hearing for the restraining order is set for later this month. Nicole apparently got an emergency protective order from the cops, but it expires next week.

A call to Dourdan's rep was not immediately returned.

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Ozzie X    

I've never liked this d-bag. He has always been ****ing and arrogant. Karma is a bitch.

988 days ago
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Danielle    

This is an ahole thing he did, BUT she went to his house when this happened. He wasn't at hers. She obviously hadn't cut off all communication if she went to HIS HOUSE.

He really went downhill after CSI.

988 days ago
18.

FreeWill    

This guy is a wreck! Another drugs related history....

988 days ago
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Marlena    

So many celebs are so self destructive and totally ungrateful for the blessings they have been given - it's not easy to break into Hollywood and become actor with starring roles - he was on a great hit show (CSI) and just threw it away - FOOL - no sob stories about how he's addicted to drugs he CHOOSE to do drugs and he's CHOOSING not to get help and go to rehab.

988 days ago
20.

Carl    

Maybe he needs to spend time hanging out in his cousin Tyler's basement instead of punching his girlfriend.

988 days ago
21.

Whatever    

Saw him a few years ago at a coffee house in Beverly Hills just minding his business by himself at a sidwalk table. He was so handsome I literally did a double take. Sorry about his drug problem.

988 days ago
22.

SarahSue     

He was fired from CSI because of his drug use.

With respect to the EPO--you don't 'get' one from the police--the orders still come from the court. If the incident occurs when court is not in session and the danger appears to be very real and very serious the police CALL a Superior Court judge to request an order. The police will not wake up a judge or bother them on the weekend unless it is serious. For you cynics, there is no judge shopping. Family Court judges rotate EPO duty. (This is the law in Cali--don't know about other jurisdictions.)

988 days ago
23.

Politico Pablo    

It's kind of eerie that her name is Nicole. Hope we don't have another repeat of 1994.

988 days ago
24.

Pompano Ann    

He could of had it all; a career in Hollywood; opportunities; and throwing away because of drugs. It's hard to break into the business and when you see people taking it for granted; like this and trashing thier careers; in someways it's insulting!

988 days ago
25.

Enigma    

This guy still has any money? I do not think I have seen him in any TV / movie since the CSI days. He must have made out like a bandit to keep doing wrong and still afford to do so.

988 days ago
26.

dd    

Why didn't you put him in jail? Gary back away from the drugs.

988 days ago
27.

EarthAngel    

Absolutely LOVED him on CSI! Drugs.....what a terrible waste

988 days ago
28.

Lisa    

Such a shame that a good looking guy is so messed up. Waste of good looks.

988 days ago
29.

CriticXtreme    

With one snort and wacky activities, this guy single handedly killed numerous TV opportunities for so many black men and women. Because of the sgurd, blacks being under-represented on TV was coming up but this douche killed it and doesn't even care or realize what he's done. His issues are his issues but I want to thank him for being a complete moron and not understanding the big picture.

988 days ago
30.

TheHOLETruth    

Damn, I had really hope he wasn't like the rest----but ghetto is ghetto--even if it comes in a pretty package. But this chick strikes me as being creepy as well. Why didn't she file attempted [something] charges when he tried to break in.

No worries, The California 1st Circus Star Struck Celebrity Courts will perform its magic for him.

988 days ago
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