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Scottie Pippen

Off The Hook

for Malibu Sushi Beatdown

8/27/2013 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0827-scottie-pippen-gettyChalk up ANOTHER victory for Scottie Pippen ... TMZ has learned the retired NBA superstar will NOT be prosecuted for kicking a guy's ass outside of a Malibu sushi joint back in June.

The L.A. County D.A. determined there was simply not enough evidence to prove Scottie did anything wrong during a confrontation with 49-year-old Camran Shafighi outside of Nobu on June 23. 

According to official documents, obtained by TMZ, Pippen -- who's now represented by mega-attorney Mark Geragos -- admitted pushing and spitting at Shafighi but officials determined it was impossible to tell if Pippen was the aggressor or if he was acting in self-defense.

Plus, officials concluded the victim was FAKING multiple injuries -- and even faked seizures -- in an effort to make Pippen look like the bad guy. 

According to the document, doctors believe Shafighi's injuries were minor at best and included a cut to his lip and a bruised chin.

TMZ broke the story ... the two scuffled in the parking lot of the restaurant after Scottie refused to pose for a SECOND picture with Shafighi.

Officials claim Shafighi was extremely intoxicated at the time of the confrontation (.18 blood alcohol level) ... and also tested positive for opiates.

Shafighi can still go after Pippen in civil court -- he's already filed a $4 million suit -- but this is a pretty big blow to his case.

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56 COMMENTS

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billy pootons    

no tippen pippen wins big, he can continue to get drunk front row at bulls games this season thanks to this victory

232 days ago
2.

Santo    

Moral: Don't be a racist, offensive, drunk douchebag unless you want to get your ass kicked.

232 days ago
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waterbugging    

You can kick my ass for 4 million dollars any day.

232 days ago
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Jordan    

The only way California will Prosecute a celebrity is in a First Degree Murder Case, and even then they really do not want to convict a celebrity. In California Celebrities are and always will be above the Law.

232 days ago
5.

Comanchegurl    

I hope they charged the liar!

232 days ago
6.

Brien    

It pays to be rich.

232 days ago
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svt    

They say money can talk. I've seen it first hand.

232 days ago
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Dave    

There's never enough evidence to prosecute a celebrity in LA for the DA; even when there is they muck it up, ala OJ. If you get busted in LA and you have bucks, get a high-priced attorney to kick the LA DA's a*** and they run for the hills.

232 days ago
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oink    

"Street Justice" the only thing that will make these Rich Bastards pay, a good sharp Knife.

232 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

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CIVIL LAWSUIT

232 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

I'm a Chicagoan who loved Scottie until this incident. Can't believe they let him slide.

232 days ago
12.

Dead account Delete at will    

Good job Scottie!!!!
Stood your ground and beat his ass when necessary and justified!

232 days ago
13.

Bob    

Camran Shafighi is a Persian used car dealer. Do we really need to go on?

232 days ago
14.

kcduff    

Ummmm...black piece of crap huh?! Thank God racist like you have social media as an outlet cause we all know you don't Havre enough brass to say it to someone's face

232 days ago
15.

andre    

i wonder if i can beat the hell out of a man and run away from the seen and not get charged

232 days ago
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