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Ashton Kutcher

In Violent Confrontation

at Stagecoach Music Festival

4/28/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0427_ashton_kutcher_getty_2Ashton Kutcher got into a violent melee with security at Stagecoach -- a country music festival in Indio, CA -- after a security guard got physical with the actor and a fan ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, Kutcher was in the VIP area near the stage to check out Nick 13 and Dwight Yoakam ... when a woman approached him to say hi and shake his hand. We're told when Kutcher went to greet the woman, security intervened and shoved the two of them ... and chaos ensued.

Our sources say Kutcher and the security guard went at it, each violently shoving the other. Ashton's friends had to restrain him. We're told the guard demanded that Kutcher be ejected, but Ashton left on his own.

Eyewitnesses tell TMZ ... Ashton was NOT the aggressor. They say the security guard was overzealous and out of line.

We reached out to Kutcher's rep for comment ... so far, no word back.

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elpablo    

Either way, Ashton Kutcher is a dooshe.

459 days ago
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Stephanie    

Good for Ashton.

459 days ago
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rehabluvsme    

Too few of details to make an accurate decision on who is at fault. Either way, Ashton is an annoying diva.

459 days ago
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goaway    

A Showdown- Taste of Country. Yikes.

459 days ago
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Jennyfrenzy     

Security sounds like he was doing too much meth.

459 days ago
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Soda pop    

Tired if being simple hungh

459 days ago
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isa98    

Good job!

459 days ago
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Quiet    

Tough Guy

459 days ago
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Jay    

When did a shoving match turn into a "violent confrontation"? Talk about over zealous writing... smh

459 days ago
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jarhead333    

Did Yoakam sing the streets of bakersfield?

459 days ago
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sophiastormy    

Shoving was violent?? Umm, hmmm...does tmz know what the word violent means...

459 days ago
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Tryst    

Security at a music event knows... laying your hands on someone is a last resort. Body block, say something etc.. but actual physical contact, especially with talent (sorry. That's the label used for anyone of status at an event.) is a big NO. If they're interacting with the crowd, security hoovers and only gets involved if the crowd is overzealous or if signaled. That doesn't sound like it happened. REALLY hate it when they hire bulk without brains or training.

459 days ago
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bestintheworld87    

He was awesome on that 70's show but completely destroyed two in a half men

459 days ago
14.

Jen    

Whatever gets Lindsay off the top of the page...

459 days ago
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Elsa    

Hope his trucker hat didnt get dirty

459 days ago
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