Nowadays photographers are suing celebrities who they think have deep pockets loaded with disposable and discretionary cash. Celebrity folks are being sued for anything from running over the photographer foot to causing distress due to the photographer’s own actions. Photographers who chase celebrities for that so call money shot is overrated and has gotten totally out of hand. Now here comes Antonio Echavarria, a photographer that expects the court to be stupid enough to award him $ millions because he alleges that Mike Tyson who I remember as iron fist Mike. Get this, dude claims that Tyson punched him and broke his camera, suffered a concussion and experiencing some issues with his spinal cord. Tyson, on the other hand, has always maintained that Echavarria relentlessly followed him and his family as they were exiting the airport, and argues that he was just trying to defend himself against the lunatic when the photographer got in his face. Trust! If Iron Mike hit anyone with his pinky finger….its a wrap! Anyone that has substained any real injuries know this is a bunch of bullshit for publicity and the photographer seeking his retirement fund from the photography industry.
Let’s keep this 100%, if “Iron Mike” hit anyone with those once powerful hands of steel and your not a boxer….clearly you will be totally knocked out and may not get the heck back up. As for a broken camera, who is to say it was not broken before the allege incident? Cervical spine injuries is more or less back pain….take two aspirin and call me in the morning is what workers compensation doctors tell most working class folks.
Echavarria charges assault and battery, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and false imprisonment and false arrest. He is seeking $ millions in punitive damages, money for medical expenses, future medical expenses, loss of earnings, and loss of future earning capacity, and any amount in $million for emotional distress and pain, suffering and inconvenience. Sounds more like a his attorney is telling him to fake the funk or dude has lost his damn mind…check out the court docs.