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Sasha Baron Cohen has been sued by a gay cameraman over an alleged attack at a gay marriage rally in Los Angeles in 2008.

Photographer Mike Skiff, who covers “events involving the gay community”, claims he was injured in an altercation at a Prop 8 rally in 2008 when Cohen and his Bruno crew showed up with the intention to “promote violent discord” between the assembled factions.

According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, members of the Bruno crew “carried ‘Yes on Proposition 8’ signs contrived for the sole purpose of inciting and sparking unrest to enhance the dramatic effect of what they may capture for their film.”

Skiff claims he began to film the Bruno team and the crew members violently confronted him “with the threat of being clubbed with wooden signs.”

Skiff claims he was shoved, pulled and wrestled by Cohen, causing serious injury. Skiff has posted video of the altercation on YouTube. Cohen appears in the video below at 5:25 on the slider: