TMZ has a big story and video of Woody Harrelson choking one of their photographers, but when you watch the video he only grabs the guy by the neck and talks to him in his face, and it doesn’t like like he’s trying to strangle him.
The photographer had “neck lacerations” that look serious, though, and are clearly finger marks. It’s pretty convincing that Harrelson was forceful, and he’ll probably get sued.
Here’s my bad transcript of the tape:
Woody is seen with a blonde, brunette, and a guy. Then he’s walking down the street with a brunette near him. He approaches the cameraman, and the camera is turned to the side so you can’t see him.
“Turn it off, Turn it off, I’m asking you to turn it off.”
“All I’m doing is my job.”
“Will you stop doing it, please?”
“… Come on, man”
“I’ve asked you to stop. Are you going to stop?”
“Not when you ask me like that.”
“I asked you politely… turn it off”
Scuffle ensues. (You have to click the link to the right for “Camera 2” if you want to see the alleged choking.)
TMZ says that the injured paparrazo tried to flag down a cop but that the officers ignored his complaint and just drove off. They went to the station and filed a criminal complaint and an invesitgation is underway:
This is incredibly dumb of Woody, because he obviously got pissed getting videotaped and photographed while out with a brunette who wasn’t his wife. He was seen with several women kind of walking together at first and should have played it off like it wasn’t a big deal. He’s cheating, though, or else why would he get so upset?
Danny Glover similarly hit a photographer in late April when he was photographed out with a woman who was not his wife.
No one cares about Danny Glover or Woody Harrelson and unless their wives are super sleuths they’re not going to get their hands on some random paparrazi photos of their semi-famous husbands out with other women. Add some rage and violence to the mix, though, and they’re sure to find out.
Harrelson’s wife, Laura Louie just had his third daughter on 6/3. They live on the Hawaain island of Maui, and now she’s going to realize what he gets up to when he’s in Hollywood.