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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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31.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Looks like Pippen is a RACIST LOSER

317 days ago
32.

john    

Wanted to hate Scottie for this, but he was just fighting the irianains on our home turf.
We should all applaud him and do the same!!!

317 days ago
33.

Asoil    

A real man does not spit. Pippen is a coward who gets away with bullying anyone who ticks him off. Once again celebrity justice.

317 days ago
34.

Luke    

I wouldn't consider Nobu a "sushi joint"

317 days ago
35.

Tubby    

Who spits at somebody Scottie ? What a Wussie move, next time blow a kiss !

317 days ago
36.

Leanne    

Sounds like another desperate gutter trying to swindle for money. Greed is a sin! Justice prevailed!!!

317 days ago
37.

Kookla    

Ewww

317 days ago
38.

Alias    

"Pippen..admitted pushing and spitting at Shafighi"

Spitting? How Bieberesque.

317 days ago
39.

Dan    

Pippen is lucky he isn't white and the other guy isn't black or he would already have been charged, tried, and found guilty in the media.

317 days ago
40.

laffnbear    

Seems simple.
Doesn't everyone spit on people in self defense?
Lil Biebs does..

317 days ago
41.

squatone    

Bad way to try and get money, man up work for your own money

316 days ago
42.

lucky    

Always knew Scottie was innocent. It was obvious from the beginning that the accuser was a fraud. He should be prosecuted for lying and wasting the D.A.'s time. Good for Pippen, it is a shame that he even had to go through this ordeal.

316 days ago
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