Coldplay’s Chris Martin has found himself in a lawsuit after allegedly “intentionally” hitting a paparazzo with his Jeep. The alleged incident occurred back in January when Martin was leaving a restaurant in Santa Monica, California when the photographer was trying to take pictures of Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, who was also in the car as well as their children.
According to NME, TMZ says photographer Richard Terry has filed charges against Martin, saying he “intentionally turned his wheel sharply to the right, causing the jeep to jump the sidewalk and hit Terry.” He also accuses him of “a significant history of repeated and ongoing violent acts against entertainment news people”.
E Online reports that Terry is said to have “permanent and serious injuries” both physically and mentally and believes the incident was “intentional, malicious and oppressive”.
Many other celebrities have been sued by photographers, such as Kayne West, Justin Bieber and Adele, and whilst we can try to empathise with how annoying this part of celebrity life must be, trying to run someone over with your car is just a little bit too much, don’t you think? The band are also about to embark on a new tour, and whilst that is still going ahead, criminal charges obviously aren’t desirable at this point. Something tells us no amount of sombre pop songs will get Martin out of this any time soon!