Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Butler Puts Smackdown On Paparazzi


Apparently Gerard Butler just isn't gonna take any more paparazzi crap. TMZ reported that Butler allegedly hauled off and popped an un-named paparazzi in the kisser at 2 AM on Tuesday morning.


Photo credit: Courtesy of TMZ,

The paparazzi hound says that he began following Gerard when Gerard was leaving Crown bar and got into his limo. He claims that Butler's limo soon pulled over with Butler getting out to approach the pap hound who was in his car. At that point, the pap hound claims that Butler asked him why he was following him. Pap hound responded by saying, "Hey, that's my job." The pap hound then claims that Butler reached in his, car grabbing the paps throat and punched him three or four times-- closed fisted.

There are now witnesses who have come forward to tell a different story. The sources say that the pap hound was following Gerard for hours. They also say that the hound was driving "recklessly" as he "chased" Butler's limo, almost injuring several pedestrians.

The pap hound says that he did not put anyone in danger. And of course he would say that.

The witnesses say that after Butler socked the pap in the face, the pap continued to follow Butler for an hour.

Sources also say that the pap contacted a civil lawyer before going to police.

Just a word of advice...It's never a good idea, no matter how much someone provokes you, to get involved in any altercations that could possibly involve the police when you are on foreign soil. Gerard is a Scotland native.


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