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. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â We’ll see.