June 11, 2005 02:40:45 GMT
Justin and lover Diaz have reached an undisclosed settlement with photographers Saul Lazo and Jose Gonzalez over an alleged attack
Photographers Saul Lazo and Jose Gonzalez have both alleged pop singer Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend Cameron Diaz to have taunted and threatened them before the actress finally beat Lazo and took his camera. Though later Diaz handed the camera over to police, the incident was unfortunately caught on camera by another snapper who later sold his pictures to American magazine Us Weekly.
According to her confession to police, Diaz said that she took the camera merely because she wanted to know who the snapper was. In contrast, she and Justin alleged both photographers harassed and jumped out of bushes on them in an attempt to provoke an angry reaction. On their side, Saul and Jose blasted the couple allegations, insisting they stood more than 10 feet away from them on public property the whole time.
Because of the incident, the photographers claimed they suffered emotional distress and physical harm. Despite all the dispute, both sides have reportedly reached an undisclosed settlement, which Justin and Diaz' representatives have not yet commented.