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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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ILLmATIK    

People like to talk **** only hearing one side of the story hear both sides before you do bitches

41 days ago
32.

August Baby 77    

Enough of her...she is even more of a nobody than her bff

41 days ago
33.

Steve    

Model citizens

41 days ago
34.

al baby    

Whens her dad Mark going to go over and sack the dude ?

41 days ago
35.

Steve    

When are women going to learn to not antagonize and talk back. Brittany learned, keep your mouth shut.

41 days ago
36.

Perky    

There's no relationship to the previous attacks. This Gastineau chick isn't an art gallery employee, all the others were, so there.

41 days ago
37.

Sillywilly    

No joke, I heard his art value went up when they discovered he was a nutcase.

41 days ago
38.

theFireStarter    

I can tell you that there are a LOT more than 3 people that this idiot has brutalized. He's a drug addicted loser. Just talk to any of his assistants or ex girlfriends. He's the very definition of a Narcissistic psychopath.

41 days ago
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zombie    

Both "Retna" and Brittny are trash. I hate women beaters and I hate fame w hores. This is a case of who is the lesser of the two evils, and even then it is still a toss up.

41 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

This is how it works: "Oh you're a friend of that horrible, hideous POS Kim Kockroachian?" BANG!!! Right in the face.... Any "friend" of that dumb fat bitch deserves a beating.

41 days ago
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TippyToeLA    

Why does she keep going out? It's like she's enjoying this attention, otherwise she would stay inside until she heals or at least wear sunglasses. I heard she went to 2 clubs a day or two after the incident....that was 2 weeks ago, I might add.

41 days ago
42.

cmg    

Ahh another fine piece of work. Sounds like this guy needs to be locked up and throw the key away. What's it going to take...him killing someone. Men that hit women and kids are cowards. Bet u he wouldn't do that to another man. What trash.

41 days ago
43.

Woot    

Ah, TMZ... so typical.

"one of them he hit so hard it broke the pencil in his ear"

It was very likely OVER his ear. Couldn't you have described it correctly instead of taking a sensational dump on the truth?

41 days ago
44.

StopTheWhackness    

I don't have an ounce of sympathy for her or any fame whore who uses assault to boost their popularity. She purposely and intentionally went out with zero makeup posing for cameras and photos. She went to TWO spots known for paps and paused to point her eye in the camera to make sure they got a good shot. Whether she was a victim means nothing now that she's tried to gain publicity for it. She's learning a lot from her BFF Kim KarTrashian. Same MO.

41 days ago
45.

Maire    

I can't understand why these past complaints didn't end in charges as opposed to merely restraining orders. How sick could he be to be able to beat the **** out of someone like this?

41 days ago
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