Michael Richards snaps again, according to photographer

The man who played Kramer on Seinfeld, actor Michael Richards, has been in a lot of Mel-Gibson-style hot water during the past few years.  First he got in trouble for dropping the N-bomb several times in anger during one of his stand-up routines in 2006, and now it appears he’s being accused of going nuts and attacking a photographer.  Brendon O’Neal, the photographer in question, claims that he was approached by Richards on August 25th, and that Richards suddenly launched an all-out attack.

According to the lawsuit, Richards punched and kicked O’Neal repeatedly and without provocation, and that it appeared Richards was aiming for O’Neals hands and camera.  I’ll be the first to admit that the paparazzi can be annoying as hell, but Richards doesn’t exactly have a great track record for controlling himself, and I wonder how his defense will be presented.  We’ll see.