Sean Penn Paparazzi Attack -- The Haiti Factor

4/14/2011 8:30 AM PDT

Sean Penn Paparazzi Attack -- The Haiti Factor

The paparazzo who was attacked by Sean Penn in 2009 is donating all of the money he won in the court settlement to various charities -- including one cause very dear to Penn's heart ... Haiti.

TMZ has learned the terms of the settlement between Jordan Dawes and Penn reads, "All of the net proceeds of the settlement will be donated to charities that support victims of domestic violence and victims of the earthquake in Haiti."

We're told Dawes' powerhouse attorney, Donald Karpel, is also donating a large chunk of his attorney's fees to the charities as well.

As TMZ first reported, Penn got 36 months probation and was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service stemming from the attack.