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Brittny Gastineau's Attacker

Long History of Violent Accusations

6/14/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Brittny Gastineau AttackerStreet artist Retna claims his fight with Brittny Gastineau was mutual ... but TMZ has learned he's had other alleged incidents of violence ... with 3 restraining orders over 2 separate attacks.

As TMZ first reported, Gastineau claims her black eye is the remaining visible sign of a viscious attack in a West Hollywood hotel room 2 weeks ago. Retna's lawyer claims Gastineau started the whole thing and Retna was defenseless -- recovering from knee surgery.

But Retna was accused of 2 other violent confrontations in the past 2 years. In late 2012, he was charged with 3 counts of battery after allegedly going ballistic on the employees at an art gallery in L.A.

According to one of the victims, Retna punched two of the employees in the head (one of them he hit so hard it broke the pencil in his ear) ... then left the store ... only to come back later and hit a third.

The case never went to trial -- but Retna was ordered to stay away from the gallery.

Then in July of 2013, Retna allegedly harassed 2 other art gallery employees ... According to the restraining order, Retna ripped and destroyed paintings with knives and beer bottles.

One of the employees claimed Retna tried to strangle him and made crazy threats, including this:  "Next time I see you I'm going to take your TONGUE out of your mouth n wrap it around your nexk and staple ur ass to the backboard n charge the kids in the neighborhood 25 cents. To throw rocks at ur some n stone u to death. Booyah."

Both guys got restraining orders against the artist.

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EnquirerLover    

In this day and age - and in her.position - she should have checked his background first if she had good sense! But I guess this is just another unfortunate case of infamy before class.

42 days ago
17.

baby    

she is a famewhore and looks like she is taking a page out of the kartrashian handbook. why waste time on low class hores?

42 days ago
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jerrysanduskyrapedme    

i got into a fight with this guy Retna. He is a loose cannon. Drug addict. I smacked him back and he chilled but someone really needs to shoot this guy in the leg. He smaked 2 william agents, might have been UTA guys, and a bunch of other people. He gets off locking people in his studio. Mike Goldstein is a good guy- but the truth is anything he says is BS. Marquis is a bad man, connected with MCS (mid city stoners) and the culver city boys ( where he is from ) Personally if I see him again I will punch him without hesitation.

42 days ago
19.

01void    

Now what does restraining orders from a gallery have to do with rough sex in a motel, maybe they were trying to paint by numbers.

42 days ago
20.

ghost    

Terrible. Love how he blamed her. What a jerk. Even if she does follow KK around like a puppy. She doesn't deserve to be beat. Brittny needs to get a job, get a life, a new man, and get her sh*t together. She has been spinning around for years trying to stay relevant.

42 days ago
21.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

I could whip this little baby's ass. What a loser.

42 days ago
22.

summer days    

Sounds like a real winner. Not to mention he looks like a potato eye mush mouth. Some women must be fesperate

42 days ago
23.

Hallowbethyname    

Sounds like they deserve each other! I know a lot of women who feel it's ok to hit a man then wanna press charges when they get their ass kicked. Ho's jump up to get beat down!

42 days ago
24.

EastCoastChopper    

Why do Men of Color beat women? I mean you cannot argue the stats - 1 out of 1 kneegrows, latinos, indian (pakistani) have beaten, or are plotting to beat the women in their lives...even if it's a sibling/

42 days ago
25.

BannedTriceIsNice    

I'm not surprised. KK made dating black men glamorous, but this is the reality when you date some of them.

42 days ago
26.

SC    

"viscious"? Maybe they meant viscous.

42 days ago
27.

Hans Gruber    

It appears this woman may have been slapped around and punched several times. Perhaps she should have made better choices in life.

42 days ago
28.

Gallup    

I know Retna, and my husband has been knowing him for years. He's a mess. He's threatened my husband and his friends several times for not letting him paint in their graf crew. He throws fit after fit and his friends defend his behavior saying he's got enough money to put hits out on us. This is ridiculous. We're in our 40's already. Come on dude! Get some help for yourself and get it together. I'm glad this is finally getting out, but sorry for his girlfriend. I hope he gets help.

42 days ago
29.

Michele     

Booyah!

42 days ago
30.

Wow ...    

Sounds like a healthy, well adjusted man. Not. Dude needs to get locked up for assaulting people.

42 days ago
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