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JLH and Fiance

Photog Scuffle

Cops Investigating

9/8/2013 11:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0908-jennifer-love-hewitt-brian-hallisay-gettyJennifer Love Hewitt and fiance Brian Hallisay were involved in a pasta-fueled confrontation with a photog Friday night ... and cops have launched a criminal investigation.

JLH and Brian were leaving the always-delicious Toscana restaurant in Brentwood when a pesky paparazzo prepared to snap some pics.   We're told the couple asked the photog to lay off, but he ignored them and started snapping away.

Hallisay then allegedly got into it with the cameraman, and during the scuffle the photog claims the camera hit him in the face -- near his eye.  

Apparently Jen -- who is pregnant -- felt so bad she let the photog snap a few more pics ... and then she and Hallisay left.

Unlike Toscana's rigatoni, the confrontation didn't go down well with the photog, because law enforcement sources tell us he went to the cop shop a few hours later and filed a battery report against Hallisay.  Our sources say when he came to the station there was no visible injury to his face or eye.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Vince    

So this is probably the first time a photog has bothered taking her pic in how many years and they have a problem with it? You should have thanked him for the publicity

378 days ago
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Annie    

These people are in show business and papparazzi taking their pcitures coms with the territory.They know this when they put themselves in the public limelight.Let them take the pictures. The public makes their careers.If they did not have any publicity or their pictures published they would have no career.

378 days ago
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Bob    

Same old story. Paparazzi parasite is obnoxious and intrusive, baiting the celebs until they push back, then the douche whines about assault and demands money to make it feel better. Probably a fat Persian or Armenian as well.

378 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

I'm sure if these celebs were truly that worried about their safety there are a few thugs around town they can go out and hire and pummel these photogs at a nod of a yes and do the 2-3 years in prison for assault and battery for a fair wage.

378 days ago
5.

Azi    

That papparazzi is a P(_)SSY !

378 days ago
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billybob    

Jennifer looks old and her tits have a hard time fighting gravity...

378 days ago
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shewentwhoa    

Seriously.. The photographer is the one who started the situation. Then he gets his ass kicked and whines to the police? I'm for the celebs having privacy, but when they say stop should respect that. Instead of being a d o u c h e. Another note, I like how TMZ didn't say wasn't our photographer in this article. (like they usually say during a confrontation.)

378 days ago
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alex    

I know for a fact that she's a creep.

378 days ago
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Areader    

The paparazzi need to learn boundaries!

378 days ago
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Jimmy Stink Finger    

She is preggers ...let 'em alone phtograt

378 days ago
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Brian    

What a crybaby pap. The police should tell him to scram. Don't waste their time on your crap pap.

378 days ago
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Dumb Ass MiMi    

JLH - a Halle Berry wannabe, the only problem neither her or her man was as beautiful, and possibly can't afford to move to and live in Paris, otherwise........
move there already!!!

378 days ago
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nof    

I'm beginning to believe ...


That the restaurants/clubs have a responsibility to protect their celebrity clientele.


It's great for them if a Love Hewitt shows up -


It's great for them if the Paps show and buzz about the front entrance, etc. -


So it's win-win for a place like this, and in Brentwood.


So make pap rules and get them to their car/exit.


Rope it off or something ...


Why should Love shell forty grand out for this?


The photogs wanna sue - sue the clubs/restaurants.


Then watch how quickly the entire thing changes.

378 days ago
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nof    

I'd like to hear Brad's side of this.


I've been studying, and for many years?


The behavior of perpetrators.


One thing perpetrators?


... those that (example) batter children are known and famous for?


Behaving meekly, and in a pathetic way -


Once confronted by authority figures (police).


If the Pap in this incident "went" the meek and pathetic route?


... once accosted by Brad?


@ (the authority figure in this encounter)


Then we're not talking about a harmless photog.


We're talking about a perpetrator.


POSING as a photog.


Whose GOAL was to incite/provoke violence.


A lawsuit now being the preferred Pap-route.


My guess is that the Pap SET the entire thing up.


Escalated it - then fell meekly to the ground.


Holding his eye - grimacing - crying out.


i.e. a Sociopath.

378 days ago
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nof    

The other thing I think JLH, Brad ...


- other celebs should now consider doing ?


ARMING themselves with like Google Glasses.


Something to RECORD the behavior(s).


Of these yelping, innocent/injured paps.


Now being repped by the Gloria Allreds.


At 50K a throw.

378 days ago
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