LATEST: Pop superstar Prince has hit out at claims he told his bodyguard to
attack fan he caught taking his picture at an Airport last December (03).
College student ANTHONY FITZGERALD filed a $50,000 (GBP27,000) lawsuit
against Prince in April (04), claiming he was assaulted at Minneapolis-St Pail
Airport, Minnesota on 29 December (03) and his camera was confiscated after he
took a photo of
Prince departing a plane.
But the singer has filed a countersuit this week (24JUN04) alleging
Fitzgerald invaded his privacy and violated trademark and copyright law.
Prince's lawyer KRISTEN NAROS says, "Fitzgerald's claim has no legal basis
and we will be fighting this in court."
But lawyer Kari Berman is confident his client will win, "He is a public
figure walking through a public airport. There's no expectation of privacy, and
he knows it."