Jude Law: Hitting on a Female Pap?

By: Celebuzz / July 23, 2009

Has Jude Law come out swinging as far as the paparazzi are concerned?

Female photographer Harsha Gopal tells British newspaper the Sun that the Alfie star lashed out at her after she tried to take his picture on Wednesday night as he exited London’s Automat bar, where he had been partying with Leonardo DiCaprio.

“He hit me full on the face, it was a real stinger, it was very sore,” the shutterbug tells the paper.

However, a spokesperson for the actor says the alleged blow was an “accident.” “Jude was blinded by the camera flashes when he left the restaurant, raised his hand to shield himself and inadvertently struck somebody standing very close,” says Law’s rep. “He apologized and left.”

This wouldn’t be the first time that Law has been accused of mixing it up with the paps. In 2007, he was arrested for allegedly trying to grab a paparazzo’s camera. (He was eventually cleared of charges.)

Check out the pictures for yourself and tell us in the comments section: Did Jude Law take a deliberate swipe at the photographer, or was he just clumsy?