Keanu Testifies, Denies Car Hit Photog

Paparazzo insists Reeves' Porsche bumped, injured him
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2008 12:09 PM CDT
Paparazzo Alison Silva, who is currently suing Keanu Reeves for allegedly hitting him with his car last year, stakes out near Britney Spears' house on March 16, 2008.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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(Newser) – Keanu Reeves and a paparazzo faced off in court yesterday over whether the Matrix actor hit the photog with his car last year, AP reports. Reeves insisted he inched forward to try to get by the lurking paparazzo, Alison Silva. But Silva, in his civil case, insists the bumper of Reeves' Porsche hit his knee, sent him reeling backward, and causing a wrist injury that's limited his ability to work.

"My intention was to show I had the right of way," Reeves said, adding that he considered it "common sense" to move out of the way of a started car. "What really happened, the car hit me, and I went backward and tried to protect myself," said Silva, who's suing Reeves for lost wages and medical bills.