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 TMZ.com. The photographer claimed Garrett broke his camera, but continued to hold it up as if he was still shooting.
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.
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.