Hugh Grant kicks photographer
- Bang Showbiz
- 11 June 2009
Hugh Grant was videoed kicking a photographer who tried to take his picture after leaving New York's Waverly Inn restaurant
Hugh Grant attacked a photographer trying to take his picture.
The 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' actor lashed out after leaving New York's Waverly Inn restaurant with a friend, kicking the unnamed paparazzo in the groin as he offered the star directions to find a cab.
At first, Hugh seemed to share jokes with the waiting photographers, asking: "Have you ever had sex? Or are you just w***ing on the internet?"
One snapper then said: "Where are the ladies tonight?"
To which Hugh replied: "Not even a man, not even a man."
After being advised to head in a different direction to locate a taxi, Hugh passed closely by the waiting photographers and launched his swift attack.
The injured photographer said: "That wasn't cool. What's your problem? What the hell is your problem?"
Another urged his colleague to sue, shouting: "That's great, now you've got a lawsuit on you. We've got it all on camera."
This is not the first time the 49-year-old British star has been involved in an altercation with photographers.
In 2007, he hurled a tub of baked beans at waiting paparazzi who were trying to take pictures of his former girlfriend Liz Hurley.
However, he was not charged over the incident.