A photographer trying to shoot Lana Del Rey filming a video says he was attacked by three guys from the production company, one of whom slashed his finger with a box cutter.
Karl Larsen, a concert photographer who shoots for Rolling Stone, is filing a suit saying he tried to take pictures last June of Del Rey shooting her "Tropico" video on the Los Angeles River when he was confronted by three men from Black Hand Cinema, according to TMZ.
Larsen says the men ordered him to stop shooting. When Larsen said he was within his rights, one guy allegedly threatened to smash his $14,000 camera, while another allegedly tried to rip it from his hand.
You'd think more photographers would learn karate or something.
Larsen says one of the men them produced a box cutter razor and slashed his finger -- which required stitches -- while another guy grabbed his camera and erased the memory card.
Apparently it's incredibly important the world not prematurely view still pictures from a Lana Del Rey video.
Larsen's suit against Black Hand Cinema -- which TMZ reports will be filed later this week -- seeks $1 million in damages, saying the company has a habit of intimidating photographers.