Paparazzo Cullen Reavley is suing Britney Spears and her mom Lynne for allegedly running him over two years ago when they drove away from a pet store. Lynne was at the wheel when the incident occurred after the paparazzi swarmed their vehicle. Reavley claims he suffered injuries to the "head, neck, back, trunk and extremities, all of which have caused and continue to cause [him] great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering." Police reportedly determined driver Lynne did nothing wrong and she was not cited.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Not all celebs detest the paparazzi. Jennifer Love Hewitt, in the throws of a shopping trip on L.A.'s trendy Robertson Blvd, came to the aid of a fallen photographer who took a nasty fall while in hot pursuit of the star. In lieu of a purple heart, the paparazzo got a hug from J.Love and her cautionary words -- "You have to be careful!"
Jessica Simpson played peacekeeper when her friends clashed with paparazzi outside a Hollywood hotspot. Simpson told her posse to "stop it" as they exchanged barbs with photogs who had gotten a little too close for comfort.
Sometimes celebs strike back - at least according to one paparazzo. Anthony Goodrich told TMZ that Bruce Willis allegedly smashed Goodrich's camera into his face as the action star entered a West Hollywood restaurant. Goodrich claimed the impact broke the skin on his nose and chipped a tooth.
Willis fired back by filing suit against Goodrich, claiming the "stalker-paparazzi" lied by telling TMZ that the actor assaulted him. The suit goes on to say that Goodrich's testimony to TMZ exposed Willis to "hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy..." Willis is seeking no less than $1million in damages.
The LAPD tells TMZ that two days after filing a police report, Goodrich "refused to prosecute so the case was closed."