The Hunger Games actor has clashed with photographers before. In 1995, he got into a scuffle with two tabloid photographers, who he claimed stalked his family during a visit to Martha’s Vineyard, The Tampa Bay Times reported. A federal jury later ordered the actor to pay one of the photogs more than $4,800, while the other, a cameraman who filmed the incident, was awarded just $2.
In 2008, a celebrity photographer sued Harrison for allegedly attacking him and breaking his video camera two years prior. In 2010, he and the actor reached a settlement and the case was dismissed.
In 2009, a paparazzo accused actor Harrelson of assaulting him and damaging his video camera at LaGuardia Airport in New York. TMZ posted a video showing the photographer following the actor and one of his daughters, and later, the star appearing to reach for the lens. No charges were filed and no other legal action was taken.
“I wrapped a movie called Zombieland, in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character,” Harrelson said in a statement in response to the incident. “With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.”