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Lamar Odom

Sued Over Pap Confrontation

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


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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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MIKE    

Good , he should have been charged too.

306 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

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

306 days ago
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shelley    

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.

306 days ago
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smug234    

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...

306 days ago
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spindle9    

Is that a convertable van in the background?

306 days ago
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hawkeye    

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!

306 days ago
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pj    

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

306 days ago
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spindle9    

Where george zimmerman when ya need him.

306 days ago
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Monty    

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.

306 days ago
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barbarella    

get off his nutsac tmz

306 days ago
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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

306 days ago
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★★★★ Lindsay Speaks The Truth ★★★★    

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

306 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

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

306 days ago
14.

Carriejane    

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

306 days ago
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Kookla    

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

306 days ago
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