Paparazzo Says Britney Spears Assaulted Him

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – A former TMZ photographer claims Britney Spears ran over his foot with her Mercedes as she barreled through a crowd of people during her 2007 mental breakdown.

     In his Superior Court complaint, Ricardo Mendoza claims Spears assaulted and battered when she ran over his foot in October 2007, hours after she lost custody of her two young sons to now ex-husband Kevin Federline.
     Mendoza claims that members of Spears’s entourage knew she was in no shape to drive but failed to stop her from taking the wheel.
     According to the TMZ Web site, the company auctioned off Mendoza’s tiremarked sock and gave the proceeds to charity.
     The incident happened in a parking structure in Beverly Hills. Mendoza claims his foot was severely injured costing him money from lost work. He also seeks damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and attorney’s fees.
     He is represented by Michael Marzban of Encino.

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