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Wednesday
Oct312012

Report: Gene Hackman Slaps Homeless Guy in Self-Defense

Vera Anderson/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Gene Hackman slapped a homeless man who reportedly approached the veteran actor and his wife in a threatening manner outside a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., TMZ reports.

Police sources tell TMZ the incident happened Tuesday as Hackman and his wife were leaving the restaurant.  Sources say a homeless person identified as Bruce Becker approached the couple in a threatening manner.  Becker allegedly used foul language to insult Betsy Hackman, which prompted the Hollywood star to slap Becker across the face.

After Becker called police to report what happened, Hackman and his wife were interviewed by law enforcement who determined that the slap was in self-defense.  No charges were filed by either party.

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Friday
Jan132012

Gene Hackman, Hit By Car; Rep Says Only Minor Injuries

Vera Anderson/WireImage(MIAMI) -- TMZ's report that actor Gene Hackman underwent emergency surgery in Florida after being hit by a car while riding his bike on Friday appears to have been a bit alarmist.  The website claimed that Hackman, 81, suffered head and body injuries and was airlifted from Key West to a trauma hospital in Miami.  But a spokeswoman for the Oscar-winning actor tells ABC News in a statement, "Gene Hackman was taken to a hospital for routine tests after being bumped from behind while riding his bike.  He’s suffered minor bumps and bruises and is already on this way home from the hospital."

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