April 9th, 2009 11:56am EDT Post a comment
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Actor James Gandolfini has asked a judge to ban cameras from a New York courthouse when he testifies against a man he's accused of choking and punching in an airport brawl last year.
Jason Ertischek of Brooklyn, New York filed suit against The Sopranos star - who played mob boss Tony Soprano in the hit series - claiming he slapped, punched and cursed at him at New York's JFK Airport on January 29th. At the time of the incident, Ertischek told the New York Post: "I spoke to him in a kind of Tony Soprano accent, like, 'Yo, Tony.' All of a sudden, he turned around and choked me... and punched me."
According to papers filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court, Gandolfini claims the taping "is intended solely to harass, annoy and prejudice (the) defendant and violate his due-process rights".
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