Woody Harrelson: Sued by paparazzi
Josh Levine, a photographer sued against Oscar-nominated actor Woody Harrelson on Friday, asking for $2.5 million and alleging that the actor struck him in Hollywood nearly two years ago. He claimed that Harrelson injured him both physically and emotionally outside a club.
According to the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Josh Levine was working for the celebrity news website tmz.com on June 29, 2006. While he was filming Harrelson near Las Palmas Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard at about 11 p.m., Woody Harrelson broke his video camera, choked him, then ordered his bodyguard to attack him. Levine contends the star thrust the camera into his ribs.
Levine's suit said that he is still nervous and has emotional pain and distresses. He will also sue against the Woody Harrelson's bodyguard.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office investigated the incident at the time but no charges were ever filed.
Woody Harrelson, who was nominated for his role in "The People vs. Larry Flynt" and has also starred in films such as "White Men Can't Jump" and "Natural Born Killers", or his representative couldn't immediately be found for comment.