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Harley Pasternak:

Photog Arrested

For Threatening to Kill Celeb Trainer

6/23/2014 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Harley Pasternak Paparazzi Arrested
A paparazzo was arrested for allegedly threatening the life of a huge celebrity trainer ... and then ominously reaching for what the trainer believed was a deadly weapon.

Harley Pasternak -- who trains Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Rihanna and a slew of other celebs -- told cops paparazzi showed up at his home Sunday because they got a tip he was about to train Robert Pattinson. 

Harley says he told the paps Pattinson wasn't coming to his house but they didn't believe him.  The paps got more aggressive and came onto his property.  Harley told police he then walked out and ordered the photogs to leave, and that's when the photog in question threatened, "I'm gonna kill you and your family." 

Harley says the photog reached for something in his car ... fearing it was a weapon, the trainer subdued the guy. 

The photog denied making any death threats and insists Harley was the aggressor ... attempting to pull off his hubcaps with his bare hands.  But a neighbor told cops she heard the death threat loud and clear.  That was enough for police to hook the guy up and haul him to jail.

By the way ... the photog admits he was reaching for a weapon of sorts ... pepper spray.



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16.

nana    

All u paparrazis should die a slow painful death

122 days ago
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dpayne1    

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122 days ago
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Deanna    

DAAAAAAAAYMMMM LOOK AT DAT AS$

122 days ago
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Dale    

Not sure how the laws are in Cali, but from my readings, both could be charged. Pap for death threat and trespass. Trainer for assault. Even if trainer thought he was going for a weapon, the trainer is now off his property and was first to initiate blows. He should have went back inside his house and called the police for the trespass and threat.

122 days ago
20.

bmsvds    

This particular article did not have the TMZ disclaimer "not one of ours". Maybe this pap was a TMZ guy this time?

122 days ago
21.

Jim    

These paps get exactly what they deserve. Hope more is coming.

122 days ago
22.

Peepee    

One time Harvey sprayed me...but it wasn't pepper spray.
Mm-hmm.

122 days ago
23.

HollywoodSquirms    

If I had a nickel for every time I threatened to kill my personal trainer....

122 days ago
24.

L. Ron Hubbard    

"Celebrity Trainer" is another word for paid prostitute !

122 days ago
25.

monique    

there should seriously be some kind of law against paparazzi, somebody is bound to get killed one day. but then again i doubt it will ever happen because "celebs" live for the attention. they tip off when and where they're going to be (c'mon! how do paparazzi know when cry baby west and his recycled bride are going to land at lax? )

122 days ago
26.

PictureUp    

both those paps need a serious beatdown!! especially that wise ass behind the camera!! these little dickwadds think they ere entitled and TMZ is in a way part of the problem.its obvious the only other jobs they would qualify for includes asking people for their food order thru a speaker! #papbeatdown2014

122 days ago
27.

Old Man On The Porch    

Ya get what ya get dude. What a moron.

122 days ago
28.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

It is so easy to hate these high school dropouts with cameras. He is damn lucky he didn't get his hands on the pepper spray because that trainer would have broken his fvcking neck...and been justified for doing it.

122 days ago
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H8Kardash    

I hope it was a tmz pap.. Probably was because anytime it isnt they make it clear " not one of ours" Douchebag tmz

122 days ago
30.

DiM    

ALL that to watch an actor do some chest flys and squats? WTH?

122 days ago
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