Paparazzo sues Woody Harrelson for assault

A paparazzo has filed a $2.5m (€1.5m) lawsuit against Woody Harrelson accusing the actor of breaking his video camera and assaulting him two years ago.

Josh Levine was working for the celebrity news site TMZ.com, when he was filming Mr Harrelson in Hollywood late one night in June 2006, according to the lawsuit filed in Superior Court on Friday.

Mr Levine alleges that the Academy Award-nominated actor broke his video camera, choked him and ordered his bodyguard to attack the paparazzo.

Mr Levine’s suit says he still has mental, physical and emotional pain from the incident. He is also suing the unidentified bodyguard.

Mr Harrelson’s publicist could not immediately be reached for comment.

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