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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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16.

Tess    

Dude needs rehab.

956 days ago
17.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

I have a hunch that the "Gary Dourdan Story" is going to end in the near future - and it's not going to end well. I don't know why and I hope I'm wrong.

956 days ago
18.

Someone's goldfish    

Pretty soon he's going to be investigated by the real CSI.

956 days ago
19.

memchee    

financial stake @ $25,000,...please!

It's obvious Doourdan's assault wasn't about her taking his child w/o his permission!

Good for her for packing her bags to leave, pressing charges and suing him!

She really should be suing him for way more loot than 25K!!!

956 days ago
20.

The Love Sponge    

Tombstone Eyes

956 days ago
21.

nof    

Love the irony:


Tries to further help herself by hurting HIM:


Inadvertantly endangering her own initial claims.


We all need Real Estate agents - to check out the people we're about to get involved with -


We can't trust our own judgment - because Playa's are way too too good at playing...


Just last week yet another chick semi-fooled me.


Only this time I'm operating on a different level.


I say, Lord, check this one out first -


Protect me if she's a playa.

956 days ago
22.

nof    

Why doesn't she just try and sell one of Gary's arms -


Chop off a few of his toes - and while he's sleeping.


Might be some serious bucks in the dude's toes or arm.


Grab his wallet, keys and i.d. - on the way =


To the body-parts-broker.

956 days ago
23.

nof    

last nof p.s. prior to throwing-up:


Oh, and make certain?


You get a blood sample -


Proving it's actually Dourdan.


Body-parts-brokers only pay TOP dollar.


If it's a legitimate, proven star.


Your own arm would bring in almost nothing.


Cuz they pay very little:


For playa's.

956 days ago
24.

nof    

Twist:


The good news for Dourdan:


Hollywood can sniff/spot a rat -


And from at least a mile.


Dourdan will get another show -


Hopefully his own.


Great actor.

956 days ago
25.

tellmeaboutit     

Good for her. That guy is a POS and if it's true he hit her and broke her nose, he needs to be in jail while she collects some $$ from him. He's a loser.

956 days ago
26.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Well this poor loser certainly turned out to be quite a dirtbag.

956 days ago
27.

Kathy    

And to think he WAS one of my favors on CSI and I was just sick to hear he was into drugs and got fired from the show. What a terrible things drugs are...and it don't look like he's tried to quit....such a shame Gary, you better take a step back and take a long look at yourself.

956 days ago
28.

yeahrightmoron    

Golddigging Fail. "All I got was a broken nose"

956 days ago
29.

dd    

What does "hopped" a ride mean, did she get a ride from a stranger wit his child? Anyway he looks like hell in this picture some time in jail may help him.

956 days ago
30.

Muppet    

If he beat her up and broke her nose and she's now seeking money to pay for that I don't think that will damage her in any way! Sounds like a real loser! Did his child witness this attack?

956 days ago
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