Seinfeld actor Michael Richards is being sued for beating photographer Brendon O’Neal. The photog filed papers in Los Angeles suing Richards for what he says was an unprovoked attack. Read more about it below and see a photo and video.
Post-Seinfeld life doesn’t seem to be that great for Seinfeld’s former crazy neighbor Cosmo Kramer. The downhill spiral seems to have started when he got himself into a name-calling contest with a heckler at one of his stand-up comedy routines in 2006. He crossed the line when he made a racial slur that got him pretty much internationally condemn in the main stream media. He has apologized, but that doesn’t seem to have made any difference.
There have also been a few unsightly lash-ups with up-in-your-face photographers. Maybe Michael Richards has just had enough or maybe he just has a bad attitude in general. Whatever the case, he has a lawsuit filed against him in Los Angeles for beating photographer Brendon O’Neal.
According to court papers, Brendon O’Neal claims that he was randomly attacked in the street by Richards. He filed the lawsuit on September 10, 2010 claiming the attack occurred on August 10, 2010. He claims that he was punched in the face and knocked to the ground. He further alleges that while he was on the ground Richards ‘proceeded to kick (O’Neal) numerous times, directing the blows to (O’Neal’s) arms, hands, and camera.’
O’Neal is seeking unspecified damages for ‘great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering’ as well as medical expenses.
The Richards camp has not made any public comments about Michael Richards being sued for beating photographer Brendon O’Neal.
You can watch video clips below of Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer on Seinfeld.
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