An ambitious young paparazzo was recently beaten “almost to death” by rival photographers who claimed he was encroaching on their turf. The victim, Alison Silva, alleges he was staking out Britney Spears‘ neighborhood when he was told, “You should not be here. Only X17 gets these shots.” When he refused to leave, Silva says he was then hit and kicked by three men, one of whom wielded a metal pipe. Silva is now suing the notorious X17 photo agency, the employer of his assailants (and former plaintiffs in a suit against Jossip Initiatives), for, among other things, negligent training, supervision and retention of unfit employees.

Mar 24, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 8 Responses
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Comments (8)

No. 1 maria says:

OOOOhhhh, fancy shmancy disclosure!

Posted: Mar 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm
No. 2 jujubees says:

obviously you need to beat the crap out of other people to get pictures of the elusive, Britney Spears. It’s so rare for her to go out, you need to make sure you get the money shot.

Posted: Mar 24, 2008 at 1:25 pm
No. 3 notamama says:

ugg, all paps deserve a beat down but X17 is the worse they employ ex-cons that will step on a baby’s face to get a picture.

Posted: Mar 24, 2008 at 2:25 pm
No. 4 lale says:

He should sue his parents for naming him Alison. I slapped a boy in the face once, just ’cause his name was Robin. True story.

Posted: Mar 24, 2008 at 3:40 pm
No. 5 jujubees says:

I wouldn’t have sex with a guy because his name was, Marion. Ok, and he also had shit breath. But the name didn’t help either.

Posted: Mar 24, 2008 at 5:01 pm
No. 6 blah says:

It sort of makes me happy that this guy got his ass handed to him. Paparazzi are just stalkers who wave the first amendment around like it’s a dollar bill for a stipper’s thong.

Posted: Mar 24, 2008 at 6:17 pm
No. 7 haha says:

ha, there are no benefits from being a member of the paparazzi.

Posted: Mar 25, 2008 at 7:51 am
No. 8 Ashamed off the law says:

is this the same Alison Silva who is ALSO suing Keanu Reeves because he claims Keanu bumped him with his car? Wow. People like this need to be deported. Just trying to make easy bucks by going after celebs any way they can.

Posted: Mar 27, 2008 at 7:11 pm
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