When Celebrities Attack: 20 Infamous Paparazzi Assaults

Chris Martin

Date: 2003 / January 18, 2008

Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin has gotten physical with the paparazzi on more than one occasion. Once during a trip to Australia in 2003, he waited until a photographer who was following him took a break, and then he smashed his car's windshield and slashed his tires. Martin was arrested, but the charges were dropped.

In 2008, his wife, Gwenyth Paltrow, was hospitalized in Los Angeles. As they were leaving the hospital, the paparazzi were harassing them as usual, causing Martin to take one of their cameras and tell them they were being disrespectful. Harsh words were exchanged, before he gave the camera back and got in his car.

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