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Rich Homie Quan Alleged Victim

Not So Fast 007 ...

I'm Suing!

3/26/2015 11:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0326-rich-homie-quan-security-guard-injuries-TMZ-02We hope Rich Homie Quan likes his lawsuits shaken and not stirred ... the security guard he allegedly beat unconscious in Miami is now dragging him to court.  

According to docs ... Christian Cajigas says he's been disfigured and left in intense physical pain and is suing for the attack that he says left him beaten to a bloody pulp outside LIV Nightclub in Miami Beach.

As TMZ previously reported ... last Saturday RHQ and his boys were allegedly turned away by Cajigas at the club, and that didn't sit well with James Quan-d who allegedly wailed on him before taking off on a speedboat like James Bond.

Cajigas and his attorney Eric Hertz -- the same guy who represented the woman Tim McGraw slapped -- are asking for an unspecified amount of cash ... but it definitely sounds like a lot.

That boat ride could end up pricey. 

'Glee' Star Mark Salling

Settles with Former GF

In Fight Over Sexual Encounter

3/25/2015 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has just agreed to pay a woman more than $2.7 million for knocking her to the ground in a furious fight over an alleged sexual encounter ... and the settlement is absolutely bizarre.

Roxanne Gorzela claimed in her lawsuit ... in 2011, she hooked up with Mark and she consented to having sex but he did not want to wear a condom and forced unprotected sex anyway. 

Gorzela claimed a few days later she went to Mark's apartment to confront him, worrying she might have contracted an STD. She claims they fought and he threw her to the ground, severely injuring her knees.

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Mark claimed she was just a woman scorned and broke into his place, attacked him and he just defended himself. She sued for sexual battery.

The case settled Monday, in the middle of trial. The sexual battery claim was dropped and the only thing Mark admitted to was negligently causing her to fall and injure herself. 

Now this is where it gets bizarre. They agreed to her damages:

-- Past medicals  $64,155

-- Future medicals $666,000

-- Past non-economic damages $180,000

-- Future non-economic damages (pain and suffering) $1.8 million

Grand total:  $2,710,155

But under the settlement, she agreed to ONLY go after Mark's insurance company to get payment -- NOT Salling.  

We're told the insurance company -- State Farm -- already rejected the claim, but now there's a settlement signed by a judge.

And get this ... under the settlement, Salling gets a cut of whatever Gorzela gets from State Farm. Yes, in case that didn't compute with you, Salling will get a cut because he believes State Farm owes him something for rejecting his initial claim in bad faith.

Chris Massey

Lil Twist Is Great ...

At Shining Justin Bieber's Shoes

3/24/2015 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE


Chris Massey is throwing shade -- with racial undertones -- at Lil Twist ... the guy who allegedly beat him with a pair of brass knuckles.

Massey ripped Twist as nothing more than Justin Bieber's lackey when we shot him at LAX Monday afternoon. We asked Chris about the warrant out for Twist's arrest ... following the alleged fight at Chris' bro Kyle's house.  

At first he played off our photog's question like Lil Twist is a nobody -- but then decided to go HAM with a string of insults, including a shoe shine crack ... which used to be taken as a racist remark. But since that was before Massey's time ... we're guessing that wasn't his intent.

Still, this clip won't sit well with Bieber -- or his shoe guy. JK.

Blake Griffin

Off the Hook

In Vegas Pimp Slap Case

3/24/2015 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The pimp hand of justice just ruled in Blake Griffin's favor -- because officials have decided to DROP the battery case against the NBA star after they couldn't prove he actually slapped a guy in a Vegas nightclub. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Griffin was charged with battery stemming from an incident at Tao nightclub on October 19th ... when he allegedly put the 5 fingers to some dude's face for snapping a pic without Blake's permission. The man also claimed Blake grabbed his neck and squeezed.  

Blake denied the allegations --  and now we're told the charge has been formally dropped after Griffin's attorney Richard Schonfeld provided prosecutors with multiple witness statements contradicting the accuser's story.  

It's a big deal for Griffin ... who faced up to 6 months in jail if convicted. 

Rich Homie Quan

Beats Down Club Security

Makes James Bond Getaway

3/24/2015 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper Rich Homie Quan stands accused of decking a security guard who wouldn't let him inside a club ... and then fleeing in a speedboat!

RHQ and his crew were trying to get into LIV at the Fontainebleau, according to the Miami Beach police report. When they got to the VIP entrance a security guard broke the news ... the club was full and they'd have to wait in the regular line with all the plebeians. 

The security guard told cops RHQ launched into a do-you-know-who-I-am tirade screaming, "I'm Rich Homie Quan and I'm a rich millionaire, bitch. I'm coming through these doors. I'm with Flo Rida!"

The hired muscle held his ground and says RHQ then socked him twice in the face, breaking his nose and bloodying his lip. He claims a member of the rapper's crew then hit him in the back of the head for bad measure.

The security guard claims RHQ and his entourage crossed the street and boarded a speedboat and roared off. 

Police are on the hunt. Consider them dangerous and really full of themselves.

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Ronda Rousey

I'll Beat Laila Ali In Boxing

... Just Lemme Train

3/24/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ronda Rousey says she's VERY CONFIDENT she could beat Laila Ali in a boxing match -- telling TMZ Sports she just needs some time to learn the ropes. 

It's no joke ... Ronda was out in NYC Monday when we asked how she felt about the undefeated former boxing champ's recent call-out ... when Laila told us no woman alive could take her in the ring.

 

But Ronda begs to differ ... saying she'd wreck Muhammad Ali's daughter -- even if the fight didn't go to the mat, where Ronda would clearly have the advantage (arm bar anyone?!). 

Ronda also had some tough talk for Houston Texans cheerleader Antonieta Osuna -- a former boxer who recently told us she wants a piece of the UFC champ too

Check out the clip -- Rousey says it's not just her insane athletic skills that would propel her to victory, it's her championship mentality. 

But enough with the talk ... SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! 

Lil Wayne

Security Decks Fan with

Brutal KO Punch

3/23/2015 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0323-lil-wayne-punch-GIF-TMZ-03Lil Wayne's security viciously attacked a fan who mocked Weezy with his iPhone .... and it was all caught on video.

Wayne was scheduled to show up at midnight on Saturday to play a show at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL ... but the crowd became agitated when Wayne didn't get there until 3:30 AM.

According to people at the show, one fan used his iPhone to show off a scrolling message to the stage. Before Weezy arrived, the message said "Shut the f*** up and put on Weezy" ... but later it just read "F*** Weezy."

Wayne was spotted by the New Times Broward-Palm Beach pointing out the fan and sending one of his security people to deal with him. 

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In the video, you can see Wayne's guy go through the crowd, seek out the guy with the iPhone, and deliver a series of crushing blows to the guy's head ... before walking off and going back onstage with Wayne. 

We're told security carried the victim out of the club, but the club says no paramedics were called.

Bieber's Sidekick Lil Twist

Charged with 6 Felonies

In Kyle Massey Attack

3/23/2015 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lil Twist -- Justin Bieber's sometimes sidekick -- has just been nailed with 6 felonies for allegedly breaking into Kyle Massey's house, beating up his brother and stealing stuff from the apartment.

The L.A. County D.A. has charged Twist with making criminal threats, burglary, grand theft, battery and 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

You may recall, Twist allegedly was hanging with some friends in Kyle's apartment in November, when Kyle and his brother kicked them out. They returned and allegedly pushed their way back inside and then pummeled Chris Massey with brass knuckles, pantsed him and stole his wallet and cell phone.

There's an arrest warrant out for Twist. He faces more than 20 years if convicted on all counts.

The Game

I Got Fists Like Mike Tyson

... Here's Proof

3/23/2015 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0323-the-game-instagramThe Game just got a little more Iron in his diet -- getting Mike Tyson's face tattooed on his fist. 

Besides being a huge Tyson fan, Game also has penchant for punching people ... including another rapper named 40 Glocc ... and mentioned that street fight in a post after getting the new ink. 

"Now when the judge ask me in court if I whooped 40 glock ass I can truthfully say no & blame it on @MikeTyson .... My right hand man lol."

And of course, he added the proper hashtag -- #MikeTysonPunchOut. 

As for 40 Glocc ... that beatdown went down in 2012 ... yet it seems to live on forever. 

Sly Stone

Lawyer Suffers Supreme KO

From Fake Diana Ross

3/22/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sly Stone's lawyer got the Supreme diva treatment outside court -- taking a punch to the face from a woman claiming to be Diana Ross

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... minutes before Stone and his lawyer entered an L.A. courtroom Friday -- a woman walked up, announced she was THE Diana, then socked the attorney so hard his face was gashed.

Witnesses say the woman accused the lawyer of trying to get Sly locked up ... and popped him when he talked back. We're told cops pounced, and arrested her for misdemeanor battery.

Sly was going to court for a hearing on his $5 million royalties case -- but it was postponed after the attack.

Adrien Brody

I May Be 160 Lbs

But I'll Defend My GF's Honor

3/21/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Adrien Brody might not seem like a tough guy, but he was quick to get in the face of a couple of guys he thought were disrespectful to his girlfriend. 

The Oscar winner and his girl were at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas Thursday night when we're told 5 guys starting hitting on her.

Adrien's GF got real uncomfortable so he stepped up and confronted them. There was pushing and shoving, but eventually hotel security calmed the situation down. 

Who knew "The Pianist" was such a bad ass?

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' Star

Fight With Althea?

What Fight With Althea?

3/21/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" star Joseline Hernandez must not watch her own show -- which is the only explanation for her denying under oath she ever hit Althea Eaton.

Eaton is suing Hernandez over the insane reunion show brawl. During her deposition, Eaton's attorney asked Hernandez if she has any recollection of ever hitting Eaton. You gotta watch the video of the fight and then listen to her answers.  

So who are you gonna believe ... her or your lyin' eyes? 

Margaret Cho

Virgin America Humiliated Me

And My Disabled Friend

3/20/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Margaret Cho is going full blast on Virgin America ... claiming the airline humiliated her disabled friend.

Selene Luna -- a little person recovering from a debilitating hip condition -- opens for Cho. According to Cho, Luna was trying to pre-board a Virgin flight with her when she was rudely dismissed by a ticket agent and told to board with everyone else.

Luna claims the Virgin employee said pre-boarding for the disabled was discontinued and when an LAX employee spoke up on her behalf the Virgin worker just reiterated what she had said. 

A rep for Virgin America chalked the whole thing up to a miscommunication ... they say the airline absolutely offers pre-boarding for special needs guests -- which they believe was offered to Cho and Luna, but they curiously apologized nonetheless.

Cho and Luna are calling BS and say they'd take legal action if they had the money to fight a Goliath corporation.

#areyoureadyvirgin?

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