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Zac Efron

Attacked After Midnight in Downtown L.A.

3/27/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Zac Efron FightZac Efron mysteriously ended up in a bad area of downtown L.A. just after midnight Sunday ... and ended up getting violently socked in the mouth by a sketchy transient ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We're told cops were on patrol under the Harbor Freeway when they saw Zac and a man he identified as his bodyguard.  Cops saw Zac and the other guy in a full-blown melee with at least 3 other people. 

After breaking up the fight, cops questioned Zac. He told them they had run out of gas and were sitting in the car.  Zac said while waiting for a tow truck they threw a bottle out the window -- he never said what was in the bottle -- and it smashed on the pavement near a group of transients.

Zac said the transients confronted him and the bodyguard because they believed the pair hurled the bottle at them. Zac says 2 of the transients attacked the bodyguard and when Zac got out of the car to help, he got cold cocked in the mouth. Zac said, "It was the hardest I've ever been hit in my life."

You'll recall ... Zac mysteriously broke his jaw in November, saying he slipped on a pool of water in his home.  Zac was in rehab twice last year for cocaine abuse.

The area where this occurred is rough. Cops are on high alert for drug deals and gangs.  One source says Zac was "obviously intoxicated."

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... no one was arrested because they viewed it as "mutual combat." 

We contacted Zac's rep ... so far no comment.

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488 COMMENTS

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331.

ps7603    

Sick Puppy ... go back to rehab' ... so much better than DEAD.

175 days ago
332.

Tyler    

Zac is a good guy. Where did this sudden drug and problem life come about? You never hear him having anything to do with drugs and alcohol and now suddenly this past year its everywhere. Something significant has clearly happened in his life. You'd think those close to him would point it out.

175 days ago
333.

Cheryl    

OMG, I am so old. I was just thinking he was a spoiled bum. Now, I see why he was really there.

175 days ago
334.

szab0413    

Zac is still using. Rehab didn't work.

175 days ago
335.

QueenB    

Damn drugs are a mother f ucker..

175 days ago
336.

Dana    

"We threw a bottle out of the window". Dumbass. And Los Angeles IS entirely SEEDY. Yuck.

175 days ago
337.

goldi111    

Don't let it get ya', Zach! It can only lead to terrible things for you. Stay in the good part of town and keep your nose clean!

175 days ago
338.

Sif    

I wouldn't jump to conclusions just yet. I hope he's not on the wrong path, Hollywood really destroys people and messes with their head. I just hope he wasn't down there to score some drugs, because he'll end up dead like the others. He's a humble guy. My friend went to the Ellen show when he was with Taylor Swift and she said he's a humble guy.

He keeps his life private, he doesn't put on a bad image or anything. He's a good guy, but lost his path.

The broken jaw thing could've been from a puddle, but again it's still mysterious, god this drug problem with Hollywood actors, singers and others needs to be fixed.

175 days ago
339.

andrew    

Skid Row does not exist under the 110 freeway. Now every new outlet on the internet is repeating your erroneous information.

175 days ago
340.

JMC    

"Score" some drugs?? Do they still say that??

175 days ago
341.

Hawk    

He's in a fight club.

175 days ago
342.

Tray    

I have a store in DTLA and it is safe in downtown la. He was near skid road where you're doing 1 of 3 things.... 1. getting ready for bed on the street in a tent. 2. Selling drugs or 3. buying drugs.... that is all

175 days ago
343.

Black Adam    

Looking for a little snort were we ?

175 days ago
344.

WhenTheBeatDrops εїз     

Buying cocaine.

175 days ago
345.

Just Steve    

Generated lots of comments.

175 days ago
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