Porn legend Ron Jeremy has leapt to the defence of a photographer accused of assaulting him with pepper spray – insisting the snapper was simply defending himself against a possible knife attack.
Reports on Monday suggested a paparazzo had maced Jeremy as he left a diner on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip.
Photographer Nasim Saleh was taken for questioning by police after the incident.
But Jeremy is adamant Saleh did nothing wrong – and might even have been trying to ward off a knifeman.
Jeremy told TMZ.com: “He’s actually a sweet guy. He got a raw deal, he wasn’t bothering us really. I was at Mel’s Diner and the guy was actually very polite, the paparazzi guy. He was a very nice guy. Someone supposedly threatened the guy or whatever but he used pepper spray. I heard a rumour that some guy pulled a knife on him which means he had a right to pepper spray in self defence.”
He added: “Someone else said that they didn’t pull a knife, he pepper sprayed because he didn’t want to leave or something so I guess they will find out in court what happened.”
Jeremy also stood up for Saleh’s professionalism – he happily gave the photographer an interview following the incident.
Powered by Facebook Comments