The war against the paparazzi is now affecting photographers who are not even in the business.
A real estate agent said he was sitting in his car outside the home of former Spice Girl Melanie Brown when her bodyguard reached into his car and snatched his camera.
Amado Aguirre said he was only taking pictures of houses in her Los Angeles neighborhood to help him come up with an appraisal of a neighboring house.
But Brown, who was walking her dog with her husband, Stephan Belafonte, thought he was photographing her, so she notified her bodyguard who accosted Aguirre.
A scuffle ensued and Aguirre said he suffered bodily damage.
He is now suing, according to Star Pulse.
Even if he was a celebrity photographer, he would have a strong case against Brown. But the fact that he wasn’t will make him even more sympathetic to a jury if it reaches that level.
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