Snapper sues James Franco over alleged headbutt

18th Oct 16 | Entertainment News

A photographer is suing James Franco, accusing the actor of headbutting him at a concert.

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David Tonnessen claims he was taking snaps of Lana Del Rey at a Hollywood Forever Cemetery gig in 2014, when Franco charged at him and headbutted him in the stomach, according to TMZ.

According to the plaintiff's documents, Franco was "smiling, rather demonically" when Tonnessen first spotted him, and then with a "blank expression of joy on his face" knocked him to the ground.

Tonnessen was hospitalised and suffered permanent injuries, and now he's suing for medical expenses and other damages.

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