} The Shadow Nose, or rather the Shadow breaks noses.
} In deciding the somewhat complicated case--Zanger sued Baldwin for
} assault, the actor countersued for invasion of privacy--the jury
} decided that Zanger was 25 percent responsible for the incident. Thus,
} his $6,000 award was reduced to $4,500--a lot less than the
} $200,000-plus he was seeking for medical bills and lost wages.
} Jurors, who deliberated for two days over the weekend, also determined
} that the Malice star didn't act with malice during the incident.
} Baldwin wasn't awarded any damages for the negligence ruling, but the
} absence of malice verdict probably means he won't have to deal with
} Alan Zanger in a courtroom again. If the jury had ruled that Baldwin
} intentionally set out to hurt the cameraman, Zanger would have been
} eligible to sue for punitive damages.
} Baldwin's lawyer said the actor was "ecstatic" over the outcome.
} As for the widely reported incident, it took place in front of
} Baldwin's Woodland Hills, California, home, when he and wife Kim
} Basinger were bringing home their newborn baby girl from the hospital.
} Baldwin approached the camper where Zanger was camped out and sprayed
} shaving cream over all the windows.
} A scuffle ensued: Zanger says Baldwin punched him and broke his nose;
} the actor says he merely slapped the camera out of his hands.
} In any event, the 40-year-old Baldwin took the stand last week and said
} he and Basinger feared for their lives when they noticed Zanger parked
} in front of their home. The actor added that the couple's special day
} was "irreparably ruined" by the altercation.
} After the jury's verdict, Zanger said he was "sorry it happened on a
} day [the actor] was bringing his baby home."
} Still, he has no plans on changing his method of operation. "I didn't
} jump in his face," the shutterbug said.
} You owe the Oracle a paparrazi with mushrooms and extra cheese.