Paris Hilton’s boyfriend runs over a photographer’s leg with his car, leaves the scene

Paris Hilton was firmly seated on the passenger side when her boyfriend, Cy Waits, ran over a female photographer’s leg with his car and left the scene. Waits reportedly gunned the car to get away from a swarm of paparazzi when he hit someone. Radar Online has a video and it doesn’t look like the accident was Waits’ fault, to be honest. He was just lurching his car along trying to get away when he hit the woman. That part is at :45 seconds in.

To be fair he did stop and ask her if she was ok, the woman said “yes” and that’s when he left. Paris later tweeted about how the paparazzi “ruined” her evening. She wroteLovely evening with friends and family ruined by aggressive paparazzi. They are literally insane!” Then why did she go to a restaurant where they’re known to frequent? I’m sure her boyfriend ruined more than that woman’s evening when he ran over her damn leg and left the scene.

Hilton and Waits — arrested in Las Vegas just last month — were involved in an alleged hit and run accident outside of swanky Boa restaurant in West Hollywood, CA. on Wednesday night.

Video of the incident clearly shows that Waits was behind the wheel of his Bentley when he ran over the leg of a photographer, only identified as ‘Carol’.

The car was surrounded by paparazzi when an eyewitness says Waits “gunned” the car and hit the woman, who was knocked to the pavement.

The video shows Waits rolled down his window and asked if the pap was OK, to which another photographer responded, “yes” and told him to go.

Waits and Hilton then left the scene of the accident, but then on the video, you can hear someone yelling, “hit and run… hit and run.”

Police were called to the scene and were later seen questioning Waits, and giving him a field sobriety test.

Authorities tell that Waits was “detained”, but later released. At this time, no charges have been filed in the case, as police continue to investigate.

Paramedics were also called to the scene of the accident, and they transported the woman to the hospital for treatment for a cut on her right shin.

[From Radar Online]

I was ready to condemn Waits for this, but it looks like it could have been a mistake if you watch the videos on Radar and TMZ. I guess he turned right unexpectedly, but it didn’t look to me like he was gunning the car or was deliberately trying to hit someone as a paparazzo claims afterwards in that video on Radar. He was driving the car slow and lurching along, not gunning it. The photographers were surrounding it and harassing him and Paris. I hate that I’m defending either one of them, but it’s not like they were trying to hurt anyone and it didn’t look to me like the guy was driving recklessly. He should have stayed there and waited for cops, but he did return afterwards at least. And I was hoping Paris was driving and would get sent to jail. Maybe that will happen next month, as in October.

Paris is shown out on 9/29. Credit: Fame



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  1. Eileen says:

    While I hate these two wastes of space, if someone is in a car and trying to back out, MOVE THE F-CK OUT OF THE WAY. That’s the line that phtogs cross where I don’t feel sorry for them. I think they do those things on purpose to make a story or get a better shot and make 10K more than someone else for the story.

  2. Whatever says:

    I have no sympathy. The paps are aggressive and crazy. Common sense tells you that if you stand in the way of a car, you can get hit. Any two year old can tell you that. These photogs really need to chill out a little. Who the hell needs more pics of Paris anyway?

  3. mln says:

    Paps are idiots, there are so many times where I have seen video of them surrounding a car and bodyguards or security tell them to back up. If they get run over it’s not the drivers’ fault. They are just drama queens, and I can’t stand Paris Hilton.

  4. Moi says:

    I really wish I could say something, but if you stand in front of a moving car, that’s your problem. These paps are morons.

  5. eja102 says:

    ITA with the above posts.


    it isn’t rocket science.

  6. Kitten says:

    I hope she doesn’t bring her cute dogs around situations like that-sounds dangerous.

  7. Me1st says:

    a cut on the leg and they are screaming and yelling…they just see a payday because its Paris and her boyfriend. total losers…didn’t your parents teach you to never stand in front of a moving vehicle…hello, common sense would tell you that you are going to be a pancake if you are up against something so heavy LOL

  8. lucy2 says:

    Agree the paps are crazy and should stop surrounding cars. But please, Paris’ whole “career” is built on paps taking her picture, so I doubt they “ruined” her evening.
    I won’t condemn this Cy guy for the paparazzi thing, but I will condemn him for dating Paris Hilton. Barf.

  9. escapee says:

    CA really should create a law stating paps. need to remain X amount of feet away from celebrities. These people are creating dangerous situations and it really isn’t fair that the celebs. have to endure lawsuits, endangerment and bad publicity brought forth by greedy, idiotic paps.
    Paris is certainly able to create enough court room drama and bad publicity all on her own without the help of paparazzi who are A) too stupid to back up and B) are clearly exaggerating injuries while down playing their own role in acquiring them.
    Can’t stand Paris but I will defend her and her b.f. by pointing out that they did not drive off until the pap. was on her feet and walking away on her own. She was and is FINE and she created this situation by refusing to move out of the way. Paris and Cy should counter sue if she files a suit.

  10. Jules says:

    I see Bigfoot Douche found her soulmate. I hope she enjoys supporting him. Since she helped get him canned from his job.

  11. MARKYMARK says:

    Screw this Bitch & her man. How the hell did this whore get back into the press? I thought we were through with her attention needing ass….Oh, I forgot she’w coking it up again so she’s relevant now

  12. Grandizer says:

    Serves the Paps right, there are obviously laws against people being in the street and disrupting the normal flow of traffic. Until the law gets off their ass and busts some of these jerks then this will continue to happen.
    I don’t care WHO the celebrity is. If you are driving on a public street, the Paps have ZERO business distracting you from driving.
    Hit a few more harder I say.

  13. TaylorB says:

    Seems to me like the paps were in the way and just looking for a payday one way or another. It stands to reason if you intentionally place yourself in front (or behind) a moving car, chances are you might get hit, you made the choice to stand there, if you get hurt because of that bad decision… well, that’s just too bad. With all the fancy cameras out there it seems they (paps)could get just as good a photo from 10 feet away; and as an added bonus, not get run over in the process.

  14. Squirtle says:

    Yeah I have no sypathy for paps! Why do I want to see photos of Paris in a car driving away from dinner…do any of you care? Really? I understand taking a couple pics of celebs out & about but it just gets out of hand. I agree there should be more laws against people like these.

  15. Obvious says:

    I hate defending Wonky and crew. but if you’re a pap who is harassing people in a car, well it’s your own damn fault. There need to be laws protecting the celebs (i use the rems loosely in the cases or wonky and anyone on E! or MTV).

    and by default it would protect the everyday people and the paps from getting run over and hit. also-chasing the celebs in your cars? a big no-no. i would say that should be a forfeiture of a drivers license.

    and stay away form the kids!!! I know we had a law go into effect in Jan in CA, and as a result we see less of the kids, but i propose we tell them to keep further back-unless personally invited by a celeb parent to take the picture.

  16. California Surfer says:

    Grandma taught me that you should always BACK IN to a space so that you can leave easily, but most people are too lazy, or don’t have the driving skills to do so.

  17. wunderkindt says:

    This sounds about right.

  18. Eileen says:

    Squirtle! I finally see you on here! I saw your new FB pic of you and your man! So cute! =D

  19. DelBocaVista says:

    I hate this pap for making me side w/ Paris and her boyfriend.

  20. Jeri says:

    I was surprised Paris didn’t dump him after her coke bust. But then again, mem aren’t standing in line to get with her like they used too. (Smart.)

    The bust did get her press which she hasn’t been getting for a long time. I hope she doesn’t start going from one disaster to another for the press.

  21. anoneemouse says:

    Doesn’t make a difference for her probation if she gets in trouble in LA – she will only get in trouble with probation if anything happens in Vegas. She’d best stay out of Vegas for the next year…

  22. original kate says:

    i have no sympathy for anyone who gets clipped while swarming someone’s car. hey paparazzi, thanks for making me defend paris hilton, bitches.

  23. workerbee says:

    Oh, Escapee. You need to get a clue. If I were walking close to a car and the driver decided to run me over, then it’s my fault?

  24. Jess says:

    #19 DelBocaVista
    I couldn’t agree more!!!

  25. Heat says:

    O/T but good grief, Paris is f’ugly.

  26. Squirtle says:

    Hahaa @ Eileen: Thanks 🙂

  27. Mistral says:

    I despise PH. However, if the person wasn’t injured, then whatever. If he stopped and asked if she was OK and she said “Yes”, why would he stay? And why are those photographers so stupid? If you act this way around a moving vehicle, what do you expect?

  28. Obvious says:

    Breaking News: A Photog Admits Partial Responsibility!

    she said she shouldn’t have bene stnading in the street, and he stopped and asked if she was ok someone else answered “yes” for her and he drove off. TMZ has the report. I’m kind of in shock

  29. BethL says:

    I don’t understand why the paps were swarming the car. They were only sitting in a care. Besides it’s just Paris Hilton. There will be another photo-op in an hour. Nevermind that nobody cares about her anyway.

  30. gg says:

    Crazy pappz are FAIR GAME. If you swarm a car, you’re gonna get hit eventually. This should be outlawed.

  31. Steve says:

    He should have kept going…..while I do not have any time for Paris or her current fling, I have even less time for skanky paps who jump in front of cars hoping for a lawsuit or a scandal they can make money from.

    If they were on the road then maybe the lady hit should be charged with jay walking.

  32. jc126 says:

    I have NO sympathy for paps who get hit by cars. They get in the way on purpose, acting like aholes to get a response. After I saw that old show on E where the pap called Rebecca Romijn a “c word” for not stopping to talk, I think they can go all f themselves.

  33. Melissah says:

    Oh dear hahaa! Never mind ey.. Paps are fucking twats anyways.. Their fault if they get ran over, shouldnt be fucking stand in the way of the car should they! Maybe if they stopped being nosy into celebs lives and worry about their own maybe it wouldnt happen.. Twats!

  34. it wasn’t his mistakes. may be photographers wrapped their car and it just happened