Sean Penn has settled his civil suit with a paparazzo, almost one year after pleading no contest to vandalism charges. The "Milk" actor was charged with battery and misdemeanor vandalism after a violent run-in with photographer Jordan Dawes in 2009.
Penn, who was videotaped kicking the snapper, pleaded no contest last May and agreed to perform 300 hours of community service, undergo anger management classes, and serve 36 months of probation as part of a plea deal.
The Oscar winning star and the photographer, who reportedly suffered a severe knee injury after the attack, signed documents settling the civil suit out of court on Monday, March 28, reports TMZ.com. The terms of the agreement are not known.
In another news, Penn has reportedly made his debut as a couple with Scarlett Johansson at Reese Witherspoon's wedding to Jim Toth last Saturday, March 26. According to Us Magazine, the two were seen stopping by Jimmy's Bar at Ojai Inn and Spa after the party, and Scarlett was heard telling the actor, "This is so terrifying."