Robert Pattinson has slammed his hand into a security guard’s face after he was hounded by the paparazzi while leaving a Los Angeles nightclub.
The 27-year-old Twilight star was surrounded by photographers who were taking flash photos of him while he attempted to exit the Troubador nightclub in Hollywood.
A six-man security detail escorted the star from the venue’s back door to his chauffeured sports utility vehicle.
In footage obtained by celebrity news website TMZ, just before Pattinson enters the back seat of his car he is seen shoving a security guard’s face with his hand.
Paparazzi immediately began yelling, “Why’d you hit him?” while guard searched for the glasses that got knocked off his face.
“He grabbed me on my face,” the guard was heard saying.
It is believed Pattinson assaulted the security guard becuase he mistook him for a photographer.
Pattinson recently split from his partner of three years Kristen Stewart.
The pair were on the rocks for about a year after Stewart confessed to cheating on him in 2012.