'Seinfeld' Star Sued for Photographer Attack
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September 12, 2010 /PN/ Seinfeld star Michael Richards has been targeted in a new lawsuit over allegations he randomly attacked a photographer in a street.
In the lawsuit, photographer Brendon O'Neal alleges that Richards approached him on the street in a "menacing manner ... with closed fists" on August 25, then punched him in the face, knocked him to the ground and "proceeded to kick (O'Neal) numerous times, directing the blows to (O'Neal's) arms, hands, and camera."
The photographer is seeking unspecified damages for "great mental, physical, and nervous pain and suffering" and medical expenses, according to TMZ.com.
Richards was previously involved in a 2006 incident in which he unleashed a torrent of racial slurs on a heckler at a West Hollywood comedy club.