Debbie Rowe, the baby mama to Michael Jackson‘s two oldest children, squared off Wednesday morning in a Lancaster small claims courtroom against Ed Frommer, a photographer that is suing her.
Frommer claims that Rowe has made statements to the press that have made it unable for him to find work again.
The incident that sparked the small claims case was captured on video on July 5th, 2009, just days after Michael Jackson died. Rowe was leaving a restaurant and had a run-in with several members of the paparazzi on the scene, she said, “are you ready to get your butt kicked? Don’t f**king touch me!”
Under California law, the most Frommer can get from Rowe is $10k. The judge took the case under advisement and will be issuing his ruling at a later time.