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Lamar Odom

Sued Over Pap Confrontation

9/10/2013 12:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lamar Odom
has just been sued by the photog whose equipment the NBA star trashed on the street back in July ... and the pap is partly blaming Kanye West for Lamar's outburst, TMZ has learned.

Stefan Saad filed the lawsuit, claiming the NBA star assaulted him and destroyed more than $15,000 worth of camera equipment during the attack in the middle of a Hollywood street ...all in an effort to avoid negative press.

The lawsuit trashes the Kardashians and Lamar with gems like this -- "The Kardashian clan has apparently come to believe that it is above the law, and has some exceptional privilege to disregard the rights of others."

The lawsuit goes on "The Kardashian clan are not only wealthy and attractive -- but also deeply flawed."

As we reported, Lamar blew a gasket after the pap peppered him with questions about cheating on Khloe, opening Saad's car and tossing all his gear onto the pavement, including expensive camera equipment.

Lamar then took a bundle of the photog's crap, placing it in his own car. The entire incident was caught on tape.

According to Stefan's lawsuit, Lamar feels like he's "above the law" because he's married to a Kardashian sister. Stefan even believes Kanye West had a hand in all this, claiming the rapper (who's dating Kim) advised him on how to deal with paparazzi in a Kanye fashion.

Stefan is suing for assault, conversion (stealing property), and trespass of property, demanding in excess of $565,000 ... not including punitive damages.


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Good , he should have been charged too.

407 days ago


Wake me up when everything Kardashian is wiped off the planet.

407 days ago


I hate people sometimes. Ok, Lamar shouldn't have flipped out and yes, he should pay for the damages but how do $15,000 in damages become more than $500K when the pap wasn't hurt and he instigated it anyway. Honestly, people are so sue happy just hoping for a quick buck.

407 days ago


TMZ is worse than some stalker chick that got all the promises from the star quarterback in high school, just to have a sniff...So brutal...

407 days ago


Is that a convertable van in the background?

407 days ago


Like he's the first celebrity that's been sued over this. Blah! Ok TMZ~ now you are really digging at the bottom of the barrel. This is as interesting as the banana he ate!

407 days ago


Im more concerned about that convertible passenger van In the bbackground. Where they do that at .

407 days ago


Where george zimmerman when ya need him.

407 days ago


Pfffft why stop at half a million? Gor for 2.5 you blood sucking loser. While you are at it sue Kanye and sue the people that Lamar was driving to for neglect that they didn't have full control over someone coming to there place. Wgy not right, it never would have happened if he hadn't had an appointment to be somewhere. In fact sue the camera tripod company as well that he used for making a product that could be used as a weapon. I guess thats how you get rich you get into someones face piss them off and when they don't like it and give you what you deserved you sue them.

407 days ago


get off his nutsac tmz

407 days ago

devil's advocate    

I wonder if the photog would be willing to take his settlement in trade instead of cash?..... I wonder how much crack can he get for $15k

407 days ago

★★★★ Lindsay Speaks The Truth ★★★★    

$565,000 ??
Damn that's going to put a dent in Lamars crack budget.

407 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Did he really include that unsubstantiated Kanye accusation in his filing?

407 days ago


What a world we live is when someone can hunt,stalk and berate everything in their power to make a person snap and when they do, sue them for it..

407 days ago


How easy is it to beat on a man who's already down. This paparazzi is disgusting

407 days ago
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