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Actor Sues Venice Fish Taco Joint, Claims Bouncers Beat Him Up

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When it comes to the bouncers at Venice's famed James Beach, actor Andrew Keegan is not saying "I Love You, Man." The onetime teen star has just filed a lawsuit seeking at least $25,000, claiming he was served up a beat down in 2010 out of the blue by bouncers there.TMZ reports that court documents indicate Keegan says 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."

Keegan doesn't indicate any incident leading up to the physical encounter, and says he sustained serious injuries in the confrontation.

While James Beach is rumored to have the most kickass ($19) fish tacos, like, ever, (helped largely by the fish taco man date scene in the aforementioned movie "I Love You, Man") the vox populi of Yelp doesn't agree that this restaurant is a great spot: "I would like to know where people get the kool aid that makes them think this a decent restaurant. This place is overhyped, overpriced, overwhack!" exclaims one outraged guest. Another person says of an unpleasant experience there:

"I have never seen a hostes[s] act so unprofessional and indecent to a customer. I liked the food the first time I went. I never asked for a side of bitterness or resentment. I definitely will never go back, nor ever recommend such a place."
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As far as we know, though, no one else is suing the restaurant, and no one has claimed to have been beaten up by the bouncers there, except Keegan.