Surfers Charged With Attacking Paparazzi Over McConaughey Photos Plead Not Guilty

Two surfers have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor battery charges for allegedly throwing a photographer into the water as he tried to shoot pictures of Matthew McConaughey on the waves.

The surfers — Skylar Peak and Philip Hildebrand — are accused of confronting several paparazzi who showed up June 21 on a Malibu beach to take pictures and film the “Fool’s Gold” and “Failure to Launch” star.

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One of the photographers, Richid Altmbareckouhammou, told authorities he was attacked and his camera was thrown in the ocean by the surfers after they demanded he put his camera away.

A pretrial hearing was set for Jan.14.

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