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Brittny Gastineau 'Attacker'

It Was Mutual Combat

6/11/2014 12:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The man who allegedly viciously attacked Brittny Gastineau was himself badly injured during their altercation ... and his lawyer tells TMZ it was a case of mutual combat.

Marquis Lewis -- a famous street artist who goes by the name Retna -- was dating Brittny.  He had checked into the London Hotel in West Hollywood a week ago Monday to recuperate from major knee surgery -- surgery that had just been performed.

Retna's lawyer, Michael Goldstein, tells TMZ ... Brittny came to visit a week ago Tuesday night and they got into a major argument.

Goldstein says his client was almost defenseless from the physical attack because he was unable to walk without crutches.   We're told there was lots of swinging, and in the end Retna was also seriously injured -- his face and eye were swollen, his painting hand was injured and his ear was cut up.

Goldstein says, "Retna was not the aggressor."  That said, Goldstein tells TMZ his client harbors no ill will, calling Brittny "sweet."  He says, "They're cool with each other."

Goldstein says Retna and Brittny are in the process of settling their differences and he's surprised Brittny made a spectacle last night at paparazzi-riddled restaurants.

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31.

sfrandiver    

God they love drama. I am agree probably mutual combat, but couldn't walk without crutches?

70 days ago
32.

Chgome    

Oh no watch out everyone. A new fame whore is on the loose. They will do anything for fame, here is a good example, as Harvey says, "you gain fame by either having people love or hate you and they all shoot for hate because they have nothing else to offer.

DO NOT FALL FOR THIS PIGS TRAP. DO NOT MAKE HER FAMOUS. PROBABLY A SET UP FROM HER NEW MANAGER KRIS JENNER, WHO IS HER MOM"S BEST FRIEND.

70 days ago
33.

D-INCARNATION    

Why is she in a hotel about a mile from her house ? ♠♠♠

70 days ago
34.

Simone    

Strangely I'm unable to muster up any sympathy for this FOURTH kartrashican girl.

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The only difference between her and the kartrasican klan is her last name.

70 days ago
35.

Simone    

Strangely I'm unable to muster up any sympathy for this FOURTH kartrashican girl.

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The only difference between her and the kartrasican klan is her last name.

70 days ago
36.

kali    

You never EVER hit a woman. If you do you are nothing but a pathetic LOSER.

End.

70 days ago
37.

D-INCARNATION    

He's part black, case solved...

70 days ago
38.

guesttt    

he's surprised she "made a spectacle" last night? oh im sorry do you prefer the women you give black eyes to to keep it quiet so that people won't know your an abuser? sorry dude! what happened to the good old days where a man could give a woman a black and blue face and no one cared....let us all have a moment of silence for that...gimme a ****in break whether or not it was a mutual fight those bruises are not JUST self defense those are from brutal punches it takes a serious punch to leave bruises like that week+ later

70 days ago
39.

Whocatea123     

I'm a women . If u viscously hit a man he has the right to hit you back ! Fair game sorry !!! A mans hand is stronger then a women's . No women shld put her hands on a man vice Versa !

70 days ago
40.

areufreakinkiddingme    

Woman beaters always call it "mutual" what a douche.. He needs his ass kicked! If she hit first he should have called police.

70 days ago
41.

Lulu    

A woman beater. S***.

70 days ago
42.

Whocatea123     

Told u he was black lol Kim is watch out !!! 😝😝 she deserves it the most 😜

70 days ago
43.

saddlesurfer2    

Given the damage to her face, why is her eye still white & not also black & blue? Brittny is nothing more than a desperate fame-whore, trying to get publicity. Palease....go get a real job b*tch.

70 days ago
44.

kewljewl    

So she beat the crap outta him...hahaha

70 days ago
45.

polo6918    

This is a down Bss Aitch. Took the beat down like a G, and walked away. This is how it is handled! I would do things sexually to the chick damn!

70 days ago
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