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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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DEBBIE    

interesting how this will play out. Since Lamar opened the guys car and took his personal property, where all the others were holding onto camera's. I agree some celebrities think they are above the law and our legal system does let them get away with just about anything. I see so many violations on camera and no one does anything, What a joke.

379 days ago
17.

nof    

Now at least everyone knows who the guy is.


Stalker-Steve.


Sponge Patrol.

379 days ago
18.

nof    

Here's 800 dollars of 7-11 money.


Wrinkled, twisted, faded.


Now go away.


565 K plus punitive damages -


For a stalker.

379 days ago
19.

nof    

Goading 404.

379 days ago
20.

Ashley     

its so clear tmz is trying to ruin this guy's career and life......is it a possibility that we can go a week without a lamar story? he's not the only one in hollywood doing drugs or getting sued. why not dig up dirt on others instead of just him?......its so fishy whats going on.......can he just be for a while?

379 days ago
21.

JUstin    

ha - More Lamar stories - More , more , more - Pleeease TMZ - MMOOORREE ....

379 days ago
22.

fuzzy    

my god you guys are flogging a dead horse. telling me in all of the entertainment industry there isn't someone else to talk about!?

379 days ago
23.

nof    

Stalker-Steve's like a family member.


Who goads me from 1,500 or 3,000 miles away.


Hey if ye wanna goad a celeb - be up front about it.


Put your camera down.


Separate from your pals and THEIR camera's.


Say I'm here to goad and upset you.


Go behind the building with them.


Cuz this way they have everything to lose.


While the Stalking Community?


Has everything to gain.


So it's not even a fair fight.


Unless you're a sadist.


Who enjoys beating those with hands tied.


I'm quitting this site as of right now - this does it.

379 days ago
24.

Bob    

Paps are the s*** of the earth. No sympathy.

379 days ago
25.

Donka Do Ball    

Lamar thought he saw a Sasquatch, he was actually protecting Stefan.

379 days ago
26.

Froggy    

If he asks Klohe' real nicely, maybe she will talk her mom into sucking Shapiro's, I mean asking Shapiro to rep him. Or, he could just ask the classy attorney he was shacking with to rep him pro boner, er bono.

379 days ago
27.

emma    

Maybe if the Paparrazi stopped behaving like crazed stalkers they wouldn't have to worry about their equipment being broken. The Kardashians are ridiculous but the pap's deserve everything they have coming to them. It's their own fault for essentially being a professional stalker. Get a real job. Paparazzi deserve no sympathy when they get attacked. Celebrities are still people and you treat them like zoo animals.

379 days ago
28.

AnonyMouse    

Hey, can we use something else as slang for paparazzi? I swear I thought it was going to be a story about someone's pap smear.

379 days ago
29.

lauren1022    

he's suing for $565,000 over $15,000 worth of equipment??? i think some of these paparazzis provoke celebrities into having a reaction so that they do respond in a physical way in order to then have grounds for a law suit. not saying what Lamar did was right but to sue for such an outrageous amount clearly shows this guy is just looking for a pay day off of this. Lamar should replace whatever he broke and that's it.

379 days ago
30.

princeluvr41    

Leave him alone my god

379 days ago
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