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Justin Bieber's Bodyguard

Unleashes Fist of Fury

on Photog

2/7/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Justin Bieber's bodyguard put down an over-agressive photog with one serious haymaker at LAX Monday afternoon ... and the whole melee was caught on tape.

TMZ obtained video of the altercation between the Bieb's protector and the paparazzo -- not one of our guys -- and when the clip begins the bodyguard already has the pap in a headlock.

After several moments of grappling, the photog breaks free to square off with the bodyguard -- BIG mistake ... 'cause that's when the bodyguard uncorks a straight right to the photog's face.

As TMZ first reported, according to Bieber's camp the altercation began when the pap jumped in front of Bieb's SUV and refused to stop snapping pics.

The pap was arrested and booked for felony assault with a deadly weapon. Police believe the fight started when he used his camera to hit the bodyguard.


The bodyguard's battle scars are pretty clear in the photos from the scene.


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is that a bodyguard? he looks earlier like his dad than a bodyguard, what a loser.

951 days ago


I like how the video is completely different than tmz's original description.

951 days ago

Karl Howells    

I was waiting for a knockout and I still am?, usually a knockout means the victim goes to sleep in this case the guy didn't even hit the floor.... - False Advertising!

951 days ago


I seen girls do better then that. I don't think it was a whoop ass more like a lot of grab ass!

951 days ago

The PMG    

Although that was a sad excuse for a "Knockout Punch", it still would have knocked out anyone in the TMZ newsroom.

951 days ago


You have to consider that most of the guys working at TMZ are not the manliest of men. Have you seen Harvey throw a football? To them this is a haymaker.

951 days ago


Oh do me a favour TMZ! Knockout punch - Haymaker? Are you on planet Gingrich? The supposed Pap had the "Israeli- Ooh quivering in my boots Bodyguard" totally sorted and threw him down with ease. The over-weight, middle-aged bodyguard (excuse me while I laugh) looked like he was taking a bitch-swipe at the pap aided by someone else holding him. Even then it was hardly a knockout punch. Come on chaps I know you're in the business of spinning a great yarn when there's nothing there but really there was nothing there. And in case you didn't notice a skinny runt of a cop easily pushed him aside - hardly the UFC was it?

951 days ago


The pap was all over the "hard" Israeli - give me a break my crippled grandma could have had Bierber's bodyguard - what a wimp. The pap threw him off like without breaking a sweat and the paps haymaker would have had him kicked out of the Israeli army. What a load of old waffle that story is TMZ! Keep up the good work!

951 days ago


first it's a haymaker then it's a straight right, Tmz learn the difference in punches.

951 days ago


stupid pap anyway,
need to know how to get out of your own way, or get crushed..

951 days ago


TMZ it is a FACT that the majority of the PAPS have criminal records and also most of them that drive around town crazy are usually driving without a license or it is suspended or revoked. Not calling them S*** but they have very S*** like qualities

951 days ago


This is just a little bit ridiculous that the one (1) photog was arrested. How about all the paps that block Paris Hilton's car, or Britney Spears's car, or LiLo's car? The body guard assaulted that photog in plain view of that officer, if anyone should have gone to jail it should have been that Israli bodyguard.

951 days ago


The security needs to be replaced with someone who knows how to fight. Justin is in danger!!!!

951 days ago


I can't stop laughing. Talk about exaggerating a story TMZ!!The bodyguard hit the photographer while someone else was holding him. I hardly think that can be considered a good punch! More like a sucker punch! He should've been arrested as well!!

951 days ago


So the other day, Beiber takes his shirt off while skateboarding so the paps and girls could look at him. But today, he's mad a pap was in front of his car taking the pap goes to jail. These celebs can't have it both ways.

951 days ago
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