Madonna Fell All By Herself: Photog

Paparazzo and cops say he left before Madge's horse dumped her
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 20, 2009 8:18 AM CDT
Madge has been working hard on her equestrian credentials.   (AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale)
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(Newser) – A photographer Madonna blames for a weekend tumble off her horse in the Hamptons claims he had nothing to do with the accident—and local cops back his version, reports the New York Daily News. A spokeswoman claims Madonna was thrown when her horse was startled by a paparazzo, but he says he was shooting before she fell, then left because he had no vantage point. He returned when he heard about the accident, says he.

"I arrived more than 10 minutes after she fell, and I was shooting from the street," says the pap. "I don't know what [Madonna's spokeswoman] is talking about."