YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Sean Penn's son cusses out paparazzo, hurls ugly slurs

March 27, 2013|By Christie D'Zurilla

Sean Penn's son, Hopper, sure said a mouthful Tuesday to a paparazzo hanging out outside a medical office building where he and his dad were headed.

After the elder Penn passed the paps without incident, the 19-year-old muscled his way past and then hurled racial and homophobic slurs at a black photographer, according to TMZ.

“I was accosted by paparazzi and made to feel like an animal — threatened and under attack, but that does not condone my own actions," the younger Penn told the website, which posted an unedited version of the video included above. "I deeply regret my choice of words."

Sean Penn infamously accosted a photographer in October 2009, kicking him in the knee and breaking his camera. The actor cut a deal in May 2010 that had him pleading no contest to a misdemeanor vandalism charge in exchange for a sentence of three years' probation, 300 hours of community service and a 36 hours of anger-management counseling.

Perhaps he can pass a referral to that last thing on to his son?

Hopper is Penn's son with former wife Robin Wright. The acting couple also have a daughter together, Dylan.


Sean Penn cuts a deal over altercation with photographer

Sean Penn vs. Wyclef Jean in a verbal cage match to the death!

Paparazzo's sex-furniture business far more intriguing than his lawsuit against Sean Penn

Follow Christie D'Zurilla on Twitter and Google+. Follow the Ministry of Gossip on Twitter @LATcelebs and on Facebook


Celebrity portraits by The Times

PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

PHOTOS: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Envelope

The Envelope: Celebs on the red carpet

Los Angeles Times Articles