Matthew Mcconaughey was at the centre of what became a violent beach brawl after a mass of surfers came to his defence on Sunday (22Jun08) and attacked a group of photographers following the actor.
A group of approximately twelve photographers were taking snaps of the Sahara star enjoying the surf on a Malibu, California beach when a group of disgruntled surfers launched an all-out attack, allegedly leaving one paparazzo with a broken nose after being struck in the face, as shown in a video posted by website TMZ.com.
Another photographer was allegedly thrown into a mound of rocks by the group of angry surfers, leaving his camera equipment damaged.
Police have confirmed a battery report has been filed by one photographer - though no arrests have been made, according to the website.
MCConaughey, an avid surfer, was not involved in the incident.