Woody Harrelson

TMZ is reporting that one of their cameramen was assaulted by Woody Harrelson. By assaulted, I mean choked. After the incident, Levine, the camerman, flagged down an LAPD cruiser and told them what just happened with a witness confirming the story. The LAPD’s response was to drive away.

The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. outside Element, a club frequented by celebrities. As Harrelson left with three women and two men, Levine and other photogs began shooting. Harrelson became irritated and asked Levine to stop shooting. Harrelson then walked over to Levine, put his hand on the camera and asked Levine to stop. Levine said “All I’m doing is my job.” Harrelson, who appears in “A Prairie Home Companion,” then said, “I’ve asked you to stop, are you going to stop?” and Levine replied, “Not when you ask me like that.”

Harrelson should be happy anyone takes interest in him at all. I mean, before this, I didn’t even know he was alive. He might have just given Levine the gift of early retirement. There’s nothing that says I’m rich like having footage of a celebrity choking you or getting someone to write “I’m rich” on your forehead with a sharpie.