Thursday, October 09, 2008
So, I'm sure you probably have heard by now that Gerard Butler isn't afraid to go a little 300 on some people, especially a pap who is following him. On Tuesday morning, Gerard allegedly had his limo driver pull over, went to the pap who was following him and then allegedly punched him in the face. Nice. Anyway, the photographer filed a police report at like 2 in the morning, BUT before filing the police report allegedly called a lawyer. This smells like a setup and that is what witnesses told TMZ. They said the photographer had basically been stalking Butler all night and probably didn't get a shot he wanted and so was following him in his car as well. Butler apparently had enough.
The sad thing is here that although criminal charges probably won't be filed against Gerard he probably will have to cough up some dough to this guy. The guy also probably got some money for the photo of him with the spilt lip. So for about 10 seconds of beating he probably is looking at $50,000 or so. It is pretty disgusting when you think about it. I have never really felt that provocation was needed. Most celebrities will go ahead and do something stupid without any additional assistance or interference on the part of the photographers. To me it just shows no class and desperation to make a quick buck,