No Charges For Brad Garrett In Incident With Paparazzo

Prosecutors say Brad Garrett was provoked into pushing a paparazzo and charges won’t be pressed.

The Emmy-winning actor was shown pushing a man with a video camera and challenging him to a fight in a video posted last month on celebrity gossip site The photographer claimed Garrett broke his camera, but continued to hold it up as if he was still shooting.

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The confrontation occurred outside a restaurant in West Hollywood. The former “Everybody Loves Raymond” actor, who more recently starred in the Fox sitcom “‘Til Death,” was not arrested.

A charge evaluation report released Friday by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says the paparazzo used “hostile and derogatory language” to try to provoke a violent outburst.

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The report states that the 48-year-old Garrett pushing the photographer amounted to minimal contact and “the interests of justice” do not support pursuing a misdemeanor battery charge.

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