Cohen Sued Over Gay Rally Scuffle

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October 26, 2010 | 8:45pm EST

A cameraman is suing funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen over an alleged attack at a gay marriage rally in Los Angeles.
Photographer Mike Skiff claims he was injured in a scuffle at a Prop 8 rally in 2008 when Cohen and his Bruno crew showed up with the intention to “promote violent discord” between the assembled factions.

According to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday and obtained by, the Brit and his moviemaking pals carried signs “contrived for the sole purpose of inciting and sparking unrest to enhance the dramatic effect of what they may capture for their film.”

Skiff claims he began to shoot the fracas when crewmembers violently confronted him “with the threat of being clubbed with wooden signs.”

The snapper alleges the alleged attack was designed to prevent him from filming the event.

He claims he was shoved, pulled and wrestled to the ground, and he is now suing for unspecified damages.