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Johnny Manziel Nightclub Fight Victim Lawyers Up ... Planning Lawsuit

6/17/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616_johnny_maniel_tmzJohnny Manziel's got more drama heading his way ... the guy he fought in a Vegas nightclub last month has lawyered up and is gearing up for a lawsuit, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story ... the ex-NFL star was booted from Jewel Nightclub at the Aria hotel on May 20th after getting violent with another clubgoer. 

Witnesses have said Manziel was pushed while the crowd was going crazy during a surprise performance by Drake -- and, during the madness, Manziel turned and slugged a guy.

There's video showing Manziel locked up with the guy inside the club -- but hard to see if Johnny threw a punch. 

We're told the victim claims he was injured during the fracas -- and is planning to sue Manziel to cover his medical costs at the very least.

Manziel's lawyers are definitely staying busy -- he's also being sued for allegedly trashing a home in the Hollywood Hills ... and is in a beef with a luxury car rental company over a wrecked Mercedes

Orlando Shooter Violent Attack On High School Classmate

6/16/2016 7:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-omar-mateenOmar Mateen showed extreme signs of aggression years before his deadly attack.

TMZ has learned when Mateen was just 14 years old, he had a violent outburst in the middle of a math class. According to docs, without any provocation, Mateen lunged at a classmate ... repeatedly striking him in the head. Mateen continued the beating until a teacher physically intervened.

Mateen was charged with criminal battery. He was also charged with the crime of disruption of educational institutions. He was placed on probation, sentenced to 30 hours of community service and ordered to write a letter apologizing to the victim.

Mateen was also required to tour a local jail and boot camp ... a so-called "scared straight" sentence.

Justin Bieber Cleveland Fighter Wants Face-to-Face ... Or Send in the Lawyers

6/15/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614_justin_bieber_lamont-richmond_tmz_instagramThe guy who fought Justin Bieber last week wants a rematch, but no fists this time ... just a 1-on-1 chat about how they can avoid this turning into a lawsuit.

TMZ obtained a letter Lamont Richmond's rep fired off to Bieber's camp, saying Lamont wants a sit-down, and will take responsibility for the fight ... IF Justin does the same. Richmond adds, he thinks meeting face-to-face will "help seek a resolution."

It's unclear what needs to be resolved. The letter isn't any more specific, but the rep tells us if Justin's camp doesn't respond ... a lawsuit could be coming over the melee

As we reported ... Lamont says he got death threats from Beliebers and lost his job after the fight.

Just a thought -- if Justin needs a bodyguard ...

Rapper David Banner Arrested in D.C. After Going BALLISTIC

6/15/2016 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper David Banner got into a standoff with a bouncer and ended up in handcuffs.

Witnesses tell TMZ it all started after someone in Banner's crew got denied at Ozio Restaurant & Lounge early Sunday in D.C. We're told pissed off Banner went after the bouncer.

According to the police report, he clenched a fist and told the bouncer, "I got you n*****, I got you. You a sellout n*****. I got money." He also allegedly threw money and credit cards at the bouncer during the exchange.

When the responding officer tried to break things up Banner told him, "I don't give a f*** about no police!" And then he got arrested for inciting a fight.

It's basically a ticket -- no biggie, but watch the vid ... Banner was heated! 

Trey Songz Throws $80k Pool Party ... I See You, Drake!

6/14/2016 4:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Trey Songz got tired of watching Drake have all the fun, and put together a rival poolside turn up.

The singer spent $25k to rent a MASSIVE 23,000 square foot home Sunday in McLean, Virginia -- just outside DC -- and the guest list was 700 deep, including Kevin Durant and a bunch of Washington Redskins players.

Check out this video from inside the event -- Trey was nice enough to introduce a chick to the pool. He teamed up with DC promoter Bobby Patterson to pull it off and dropped another $50k just for the open bar. Food? A mere $8k.

Despite hiring 30 security guards, chick fights still broke out. See? Just like Drake's pool party.

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Holly Holm Turns Down Role In Blockbuster Movie ... To Focus On Fight

6/14/2016 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0614_holly-holm_tmzYeah, she's got a Hollywood agent now ... but Holly Holm is refusing to "go Hollywood" -- in fact, she just turned down a role in a huge movie to focus on her upcoming fight. 

Our sources tell us ... Holm was contacted to appear in a major studio movie -- but respectfully declined because the film dates interfered with her final fight prep for UFC on FOX in July, where she'll take on Valentina Shevchenko

We reached out to Holm's rep, Lenny Fresquez, who wouldn't comment on the movie situation -- but did tell us that Holm has been receiving "an unbelievable amount of calls" from movie and TV producers. 

Fresquez says Holm recently hired the APA agency to handle the non-fight related side of her career -- but insists that her main focus is still taking care of business inside the Octagon. 

"She's focused on fighting," Fresquez says ... "We don't want to make the same mistakes that somebody else made."

Christina Grimmie Killer's History with Violence

6/13/2016 4:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0613-Kevin-Loibl-mugshot-02Cops were called to the home of Christina Grimmie's killer, Kevin Loibl, on at least two separate occasions for battery ... TMZ has learned.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ ... Kevin and his father's fiancee, Dawn, got into an argument in 2013 at their St. Petersburg home. Dawn told cops Kevin slammed the door on her arm and broke her wrist.

Kevin gave cops a different story claiming Dawn was intoxicated, and he slammed the door while fleeing to his room. He said he didn't know her arm was in the doorway.

Cops noted Dawn appeared to be "very intoxicated" and she couldn't tell officers if Kevin acted intentionally. No arrest was made.

Cops were also called in 2014 for a fight between Dawn and Kevin's father. Again, no charges ... but fair to say, it was a turbulent home situation.

As we've reported, Loibl's family taped an apology note to their door following Grimmie's murder.

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Lawrence Taylor Bloody Injuries After Wife's Domestic Violence Arrest

6/10/2016 11:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610_lawrence_taylor_injuries_launchLawrence Taylor had a bloody gash in the back of his head after the alleged domestic violence incident that lead to his wife's arrest.

TMZ Sports obtained these photos, taken by police who responded to the Taylors' home last week in Pembroke Pines, FL. In the pics you can see a "3-inch laceration" in the back of the NFL great's head.

The pics also show Lawrence with extremely bloodshot eyes. Police have said alcohol was a factor in the argument. LT did not want to press charges, but Lynette Taylor was arrested anyway and booked for battery and resisting arrest.

She's entered a not guilty plea.

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Telemundo Reporter Takes Punch to Head '¡Ay Dios Mio!'

6/10/2016 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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4:50 PM PT -- A station spokesperson tells TMZ Iris "is ok and is understandably taking some time off to recover."

update_grey_gray_barA Telemundo reporter was viciously punched in the head Wednesday on live TV.

Iris Delgado was at the tail end of her live shot at Philadelphia City Hall when a woman sauntered up to her and said, "Excuse me, excuse me." It's unclear what set the woman off, but the punch is painful to watch. She was punched 3 times and pulled to the ground.

You hear the anchor say, "¡Ay Dios mio!" (Oh my God).

Law enforcement tells us Iris complained of pain to the right side of her head. 

The attacker was arrested.

Kevin Hart Hey Biebs Here's How You Take Down a Big Dude

6/10/2016 10:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kevin Hart has some sound and effective advice for Justin Bieber and all other vertically challenged males who find themselves on the receiving end of a punch.

We got the 5'4" actor in NYC Thursday and he has 2 surefire ways to thwart an attack by large men.

Justin Bieber Today's Lesson Don't Call a 6'5" Fan a Motherf*****

6/10/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0609-justin-bieber-fight-lamont-richmond-tmz-02update_graphic_red_bar8:20 AM PT -- Lamont now says he's NOT the guy who fought Bieber ... even though he totally owned it on Thursday. He says he's been getting death threats from Beliebers and even got fired from his job.

Remember, he posted a video on Thursday talking about the fight. He's now saying he lied, though it's unclear WHY he did so.update_grey_gray_barJustin Bieber incited the 6'5" man who brawled with the singer by calling him a motherf***** ... this according to the very large guy himself.

Lamont Richmond is the guy with whom Biebs picked the fight. We're told this is how Lamont's story goes ... he'd just left a bar when he saw Justin outside the Westin in Cleveland. Lamont says he and his 2 chick friends chilled with Bieber for a short time.

Check out the photo below. Lamont says he dared to ask Bieber if the women could take a pic and get a John Hancock. Lamont says Bieber snapped back, "No autographs tonight, motherf*****."

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Lamont says Justin reeked of alcohol and got all Quien Es Mas Macho on him, "puffing his chest up," and then took a swing. That was enough for Lamont.

You see Lamont restrain Bieber in the video ... and says he's sure, if he went full force, he would have killed him. 

We're told Lamont has already met with a lawyer and plans to sue. For what is anyone's guess.

Bieber Brawler I Wanted an Autograph ... Not a Street Fight!

6/9/2016 2:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Justin Bieber's street fight erupted over chicks and autographs ... at least according to a guy who's claiming he's the one who went toe-to-toe with Bieber.

Lamont Richmond, a 6'5" Cleveland local, is taking credit for taking down Justin -- and explaining his take of what led up to the brawl. Just like Bieber, Lamont looks no worse for wear in the video he posted.

Check out the clip ... he makes it sound like it all could've been settled if Justin signed something.

We can't confirm Lamont really is THE GUY ... but it would be odd to lie about fighting Justin. Hardly earns you a CSD (Certified Street Dude). 

Floyd Mayweather Justin Bieber Ain't No Bitch ... He Fought with Heart!

6/9/2016 11:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Floyd Mayweather LOVES the way Justin Bieber fought Wednesday night -- telling TMZ Sports, "He showed he ain't no bitch."

Bieber's been training with the boxing legend for years -- but Mayweather says the most impressive part of the fight video isn't JB's form ... "He showed he got heart."

Mayweather says he doesn't know why Bieber got into it in Cleveland last night -- but says the lesson is clear ... "Justin Bieber ain't no bitch."

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