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Christina Applegate's Husband

DETAINED BY POLICE

Over Alleged Pap Fight

10/14/2013 6:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Christina Applegate's rock star husband was detained by police in Studio City yesterday after allegedly roughing up a photog ... but the Porno for Pyros bassist insists the pap crossed the line by taking photos of his child.

The video begins with rocker Martyn LeNoble being approached by police on a street corner in broad daylight -- he was detained, and patted down.

LeNoble -- who was not handcuffed and not arrested -- then begins to tell his side of the story ... insisting a paparazzo (not a TMZ guy) tried shooting photos of his wife and 2-year-old daughter at a birthday party.

LeNoble says, "I went outside to talk to him and he got physical with me ... he wouldn't back off."

At one point, LeNoble says the pap challenged him to a fight in a back alley -- saying, "Let's see what kind of man you are."

Eventually, LeNoble was released and sent on his way without further incident ... though it sounds like he may try to take legal action against the snapper.

Celebs are clearly drawing a line in the sand about kids and it's creating a lot of issues, because there are some photographers that are not backing down.

As far as the pap is concerned, law enforcement tells us the guy isn't pressing charges.

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liberal racist    

one of these days a pap will be murderded.

383 days ago
2.

WLou    

"Lets go to the back alley and show me what kind of man you are."

Ummm what??

383 days ago
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Azi    

These photogs need to cease photographing children .

383 days ago
4.

Pavlov    

Every ttime there is a story about a photog who gets in a fight or crosses a line, it is always pointedout that it's "not a TMZ guy". And as always, I believe you. ; )

383 days ago
5.

englishpetal    

I dont understand the paps! Why would they get someone in trouble who is esentially paying their bills!?!? I mean come on give it a rest im sure if half the paps w ere nicer celebs wouldnt have a problem with them but they jave become to intrusive!

383 days ago
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nipples mugee    

Why are all pap's snitches Seems they can't wait to drop a dime the littlest of altercation's.. What gives ? .

383 days ago
7.

Mike D.    

HEY TMZ! FIX YOUR LIKE/HATE BUTTON!!!

383 days ago
8.

lord flashheart    

He just did what every dad or mom would do.

383 days ago
9.

Mikey    

Would not make a great pet.

383 days ago
10.

nyc44th    

AGAIN with the (not a TMZ guy) . . . which is BS because TMZ would buy any photo that showed someone in a bad light . . . they are ALL "TMZ guys"! . . . . .TMZ needs to take responsibility for these over the top s***bag photographers bugging people, as they pay them for photos, thus creating the whole 'shark at the kill' scenario.

383 days ago
11.

lanie    

Clearly he's a newbie to the pap game. A lot TRY to rile celebs.. or in this case celeb-by-association --so they catch the footage. You don't go outside and ask tem to stop or engage with them..

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Christina makes boatloads of money from her fame.. and paps make boatloads photographing her (and other celebs)..

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If celebs don't like it, then perhaps they picked the wrong career?

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And for all they hypocrites who visit TMZ daily (or other gossip sites, plus buy magazines like People, Life & Style, etc) -- to mock and rag on the paps on THIS site -- a celeb gossip site that buys footage from other sources plus has their own paps -- it's just laughable..

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TMZ gets pics and videos from the paps.. so clearly you like the paps "work" or you wouldn't be constantly on this site. lol

383 days ago
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lanie    

And it didn't take long for the hypocrites to jump up and spew their nonsense.. ON TMZ -- A GOSSIP SITE -- which uses photos/videos from......... the PAPS.. You guys are hilarious!

383 days ago
13.

tenley    

Let's see -- any non-famous adult male in Washington, D.C. decides to hit someone with a camera (may be a professional, may be a tourist) in public where there are lots of kids at the monuments? Yeah no. That's assault. WTH are these celebrities thinking?

383 days ago
14.

Azi    

If a member of the paparazzi defames you, would you call it a pap smear ?

383 days ago
15.

Pegster    

OK, TMZ, since you are a big purchaser of "pap" photos of children, what is YOUR POLICY about posting pictures of celebrities' children? Seems to me you should get a release from the celeb before you pay & post. If celebrities won't give releases, then the paps have no incentive to photograph them at private events. Then we can just see the same celebrity children over and over again for those celebrities that like their children to be photographed (and you know who they are!).
TMZ is part of the problem and needs to be part of the solution. Instead it pays the paps for these photos and then runs stories of celebrity-pap run-ins. Heck, TMZ wins no matter what, and then tries to act like they are above the whole thing as mere observers instead of the instigators they are!

383 days ago
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