Hugh Grant is shaping up to be a serial groin attacker after taking aim in between the legs of a paparazzi photographer in another of his street kicking outbursts.
Grant â€” who is well-known for lashing out at the paparazzi and the press â€” nailed the TMZ cameraman in the groin outside a New York club.
Video posted on the TMZ gossip website shows the 48-year-old Notting Hill star leaving renowned celebrity hangout, the Waverly Inn.
In two videos, Grant appeared to engage in some friendly banter with a group of photographers but is then heard telling them to “back off”.
The cameraman suggested a good place for Grant to catch a cab when the actor unleashed his fiery temper and fired his boot at the man’s groin.
“That wasn’t cool, what the **** is your problem?” the cameraman shouted.
But Grant just walked away.
In 2007 Grant was allegedly photographed kicking and kneeing photographer Ian Whittaker, 43, outside the actor’s London home.
â€œHe gave me a couple of kicks in the legs and I think he kneed me,â€ Whittaker was quoted as saying at the time. The actor who has starred in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones’s Diary and About a Boy was detained by police on suspicion of assault and throwing a can of baked beans.
But he was released on bail and he was not charged.
That same year Grant also accepted undisclosed damages from a British newspaper publisher over a string of false claims surrounding his relationships with exes Jemima Khan and Elizabeth Hurley.