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Gary Dourdan

Sued by Ex-GF

Over Alleged Nose-Breaking

2/3/2012 1:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gary Dourdan
It wasn't enough for Gary Dourdan's ex-girlfriend to obtain a restraining order against him for allegedly breaking her nose -- she's now SUING the actor for assault and battery.

Nicole Cannizzaro filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming Dourdan launched an unprovoked attack on her while she was shopping at a Whole Foods last November with the actor's child.

According to the lawsuit, Nicole immediately hopped a ride to Gary's apartment nearby to grab her stuff -- and Gary arrived soon after, continuing his attack ... punching her in the face and dragging her across the floor.

Nicole claims she tried to call 911, but Gary's roommate stopped her. A neighbor eventually called the police and Gary was arrested.

Gary has since been charged with felony assault and battery -- and a judge issued a restraining order against him on Nicole's behalf.

Nicole is now suing Gary for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She is seeking unspecified damages, totaling at least $25,000.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Gary claims Nicole basically kidnapped the child and took her to the market without his permission.

The lawsuit could complicate matters for prosecutors, because now Nicole has laid her cards on the table and shown she has a financial stake in the outcome -- which would make her a less than stellar witness in a criminal case.

Calls to Gary's reps have not been returned.


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Wow gary, if this is true you have serious issues, and i advise no woman to ever get with you.

994 days ago


What a mess this guy is.

994 days ago


I suggest that no one ever hit a woman, EVER! Well, unless the bitch deserves it. Oh, c'mon, know yourself that sometimes you need a light tuneup to bring you back to reality. *grin*

994 days ago


This idiot is an alcoholic and drug-addict who runs red lights at will. Now he's a woman beater, too. Go figure! No wonder they fired him from CSI.

994 days ago


Looking Good Garr...Looking Reaaaalllll good.

994 days ago

your own luck    

I seriously do not understand celebrities or any adults for that matter going around and hitting and attacking people. Shouldn't that end in about 4th grade?

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994 days ago


Seeing how he looks now just hurts me :(

994 days ago


she just needs to walk away - he doesn't have any money, it will cost close to a lot to sue in superior court, and she will never collect from him if she wins, she's already got a restraining order, if she really doesn't want to see again, she needs to shut the door and walk away

994 days ago


he's perfect for Hale Cherry. OOOOP'S Berry.

994 days ago


25k? that's it, she should get him for way more than that!

994 days ago


There goes his filming career!


How could he ever hit a woman, break her nose and be so violent after having been on a CSI show where he was an investigator who caught such sick people like how he is acting. There were episodes where violence killed someone in the show because of assault and domestic violence, and yet he created his own crime scene in a sense?


Sick, lost all respect for him as a hypocritical actor and as a man, period!

A REAL man never hits a woman, no matter if provoked, no matter what! A man of HONOR, never ever stoops to such a low level to be violent, he walks away!

994 days ago


If she incurred any doctor bills, needed any plastic surgery to repair any damage to her face he created, if she had to take time off of work and lost pay to heal, to have surgery, etc. Plus her pain and suffering.

She should have went after him for 50,000!

994 days ago


Wow.....what a waste of a GORGEOUS very disappointing to see how messed up he has become....damn shame :(

994 days ago


If is true sorry Gary ,you are not a big man...any man who hit a woman is a Sissy....he should hit anothe rman and we wil see who is the macho man....too bad this people are divas people put them on pedestals no knowing they create monsters.....he is just another actor with some issues.

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