Bruce Willis files lawsuit

June 20, 2006 at 1:13 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis has filed a lawsuit against Anthony Goodrich, a Los Angeles paparazzo.

Willis said that Goodrich lied when he told TMZ that the actor assaulted him outside a West Hollywood restaurant, reported Tuesday.

Goodrich said that Willis smashed his camera into his face, causing a laceration to his nose and a chipped tooth.

Goodrich filed a police report the day after the incident, but the LAPD said two days later Goodrich "was re-interviewed and refused to prosecute so the case was closed."

The lawsuit from Willis alleges that Goodrich and other "stalker-paparazzi," flashed high powered strobe lights in Willis' face as he was entering the restaurant and that "Goodrich falsely stated that Willis stiff-armed Goodrich, shoved the photographer and pushed his camera into his face."

The suit also claims the TMZ article exposed Willis to "hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy..."

He is seeking no less than $1 million in damages.

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