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Actor Andrew Keegan Banned For Life From Venice Restaurant Over Skateboard Attack

Andrew Keegan at a 2012 event (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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10 Things I Hate About You actor Andrew Keegan has been banned for life by a Venice restaurant after bouncers claim he attacked them with a motorized skateboard.TMZ reports that the bouncers from James' Beach restaurant and bar in Venice are countersuing the actor over the incident, which occurred in 2010.

Keegan (whose other films include O and The Broken Hearts Club) sued the restaurant for $25,000 last year, claiming several bouncers beat him up for no reason. He alleged he "was minding his own business on the sidewalk outside" the restaurant known for its fish tacos "when the James' Beach bouncers unleashed a ferocious beatdown on him, and put him in a choke hold."

Now the bouncers claim that Keegan attacked first because they wouldn't let him into the restaurant. In their version of events, Keegan was visibly intoxicated and could barely stand up. After being denied entry, he reportedly pushed and hit the bouncers, even ramming one in the shins with his motorized skateboard.

Keegan allegedly continued his assault until the cops arrived, then returned once they'd left. The new suit claims that bouncers had to call the police a second time before Keegan left the scene.

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