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Mike Epps Sued: "Hangover" Star Facing $1 Million Lawsuit After Brawl, Say Reports

Mike Epps (AP Photo, file) CHRIS PIZZELLO

Mike Epps Sued: "Hangover" Star Facing $1 Million Lawsuit After Brawl, Say Reports
Mike Epps (AP Photo, file)

NEW YORK (CBS) "Hangover" actor Mike Epps is being sued for $1 million after the comedian allegedly punched a videographer at a Detroit club, according to reports.

The videographer, Douglas Thornton, told the Detroit Free Press that he was hired to shoot a party for the birthday of Epps' wife on Nov. 28 at Detroit's Key Club.

According to reports, Epps demanded Thornton's gear. When Thornton turned over the tape but not his equipment, he says the comedian assaulted him.

A video on celebrity gossip site TMZ apparently show Epps punching Thornton.

Thornton's attorney, Arnold Reed, told ABC affiliate WXYZ that the fight ended with one of the actor's bodyguards allegedly firing a shot at Thornton, who received a few fractures and cuts.

The lawsuit was filed Monday afternoon in the Wayne County Circuit Court.

Epps is known for his work on BET and his role as the "wrong Doug" in "The Hangover."

  • Edecio Martinez

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