Sean Penn Paparazzo To Donate Lawsuit Money To Haiti
A photographer who was involved in a scuffle with Sean Penn two years ago will donate the money he won in their legal battle to a cause close to the actor's heart - the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The Milk star pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of vandalism after a run-in with photographer Jordan Dawes in 2009, and the snapper's lawsuit against the Oscar-winner was settled out of court last month.
Dawes has now promised to donate all the money he won from the settlement to charity - including relief efforts in the Carribean nation where Penn has been working tirelessly to help those affected by the 2010 tremor.
Legal documents, obtained by TMZ.com, read, "All of the net proceeds of the settlement will be donated to charities that support victims of domestic violence and victims of the earthquake in Haiti."
It is not known how much Dawes received in the agreement.