James Harden Wins "Smacking" Lawsuit Against Photographer: Report

Basketball players can be some of the biggest celebrities in the world so it’s no surprise that photographers and the paparazzi are constantly trying to get videos and photos of them. On May 13th, 2016, that’s exactly what happened to James Harden as he was approached by David Flores outside of a lounge in Hollywood. Flores claims that Harden actually “angrily smacked” his hand which led to a broken finger. At first, Flores told authorities that he had a video of the whole thing but admitted it was doctored. Despite not having the original video, he decided to sue Harden anyway, citing negligence, assault, and battery. 

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According to TMZ, Harden refused to settle with Flores and the whole lawsuit ended up going to trial by jury. Just recently, it was revealed that the jury sided with Harden, saying he did not intend to injure Flores. This means that the…

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