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Lana Del Rey

Photog Will Sue Over Video Shoot

I Was Slashed With a Razor

4/15/2014 7:04 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A Lana Del Rey film shoot turned into a bloody brawl ... according to a photog who claims he was attacked by 3 thugs with a box cutter ... to stop him from taking pics of LDR ... and he's gonna sue.

Karl Larsen -- a well-known concert photographer who shoots for Rolling Stone magazine -- claims in a lawsuit that will be filed later this week ... he happened on the L.A. River last June and saw Del Rey shooting her "Tropico" video ... and was confronted by 3 dudes from the production company.



Larsen says the men ordered him to stop shooting ... when Larsen insisted he was within his rights  ... one guy threatened to smash his $14K camera gear and another tried to rip it from his hand.

Larsen claims one of the men whipped out a box cutter razor and slashed his finger -- which required stitches -- while another guy grabbed his camera and erased the memory card.

Larsen's suit against the production company, Black Hand Cinema, seeks $1 MIL minimum -- claiming the company has a habit of intimidating photographers.

We've reached out to reps for Lana and the production company ... so far, no word back.

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35 COMMENTS

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1.

Ozzie X    

Who cares. Biotch can't sing.

169 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

love paps or not..those drugged out bodyguard thugs cant go around slashing and beating up everyone just because they take a picture..they hav eput in laws against the paps.but they need to impliment laws against the body guards as well they are for ever stealing cameras and so forth

169 days ago
3.

boo boo    

Who hires these thugs? At some point a rich photog is not going to give a shiz about a settlement and just demand jail.

169 days ago
4.

thetruth    

Next time use a camera rigged quadcopter to capture your photos. And sit inside a nice comfy can taking all of these pictures safely shot from the air, where their officially employed drug dealers cannot touch you.

169 days ago
5.

seanwontbrake    

That sad old man should not be wearing those clothes...

169 days ago
6.

August Baby 77    

I dont even know who she is...o well she must not be that popular

168 days ago
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Endgame    

No sympathy whatsoever for these sleaze hounds disguised as photographers. Most of them think they are above all others and can do what they want whenever they want.

168 days ago
8.

Bob    

A Million for that little boo-boo? It didn't even need a band-aid, much less a million.

These paps are just leeches. Glad he got shut down.

168 days ago
9.

Brian    

What idiots. If you want to film a music video out in a public area you don't have the right to tell anyone else to get out. I wonder if they even got a permit? These security people seem to think they're the law. Must be some of the thugs who work for The Bieb.

168 days ago
10.

imdaman    

Lana Is smoking hot

168 days ago
11.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Plastic lipped skank

168 days ago
12.

Carl    

How does she still have a career? She is basically Rebecca Black with richer parents.

168 days ago
13.

Ronron    

Oh Ed,, give that guy back his camera, nobody cares

168 days ago
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Gold37    

Both parties are to blame. If the bodyguards said to stop taking pictures and to go away, the photog should be a gentleman and go. He also has a right to take video and photographs though. So basically, everyone needs to calm the **** down and respect each other!

168 days ago
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Joao    

I hope he makes that outfit and those thugs bleed... but we're talking Californian courts and the industry has those judges in their back pockets--licking their ass.
I wish him well--he had better have a REALLY GOOD attorney--because those courts will pervert the law the cover a "celebrity" ass.
(who is this bitch?)

168 days ago
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