Chris Martin is being sued for hitting a paparazzo with his car, although the incident seemed like a set-up from the get-go.
As Gossip Cop reported, in January Martin and ex Gwyneth Paltrow dined together with their children at the Los Angeles restaurant Giorgio Baldi. They later got into the singer’s Jeep to drive away with Martin behind the wheel. As he navigated the parking lot, Martin hit photographer Richard Terry.
Photos that surfaced at the time showed Terry seemingly running up to the car just as Martin was attempting to turn. Additional pictures taken from across the street showed the paparazzo then lying on the ground after being struck. But even though there were other photographers on the scene, only one in particular captured the incident from across the road, leading many to believe the two had actually targeted Martin.
Terry, however, is now suing Martin, claiming the Coldplay front man purposefully hit him with the vehicle because of his dislike of paparazzi. As evidence, the cameraman alleges Martin has “a significant history of repeated and ongoing violent acts against entertainment news people.” According to TMZ, Terry further calls out the star for leaving after the accident, like in a hit and run, rather than making sure he was okay.
The lawsuit’s filing comes 11 months after the incident occurred.