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The way this paparazzo makes it out, Keith Urban came close to pulling a Sean Penn.
Willem Pietersen, the photographer who filed a complaint with Nashville police Monday, after the country music star allegedly assaulted the photog's car, tells E! News that he did nothing to warrant Urban's supposed action.
Save that picture-taking part, perhaps. Anyhow, here's what he has to say.
"I was attacked without provocation," Pietersen tells us exclusively, noting that he's only speaking out because he wants the truth to be known he did nothing wrong.
"I don't want Keith's money," he ads when asked about the possibility of a civil suit.
The shutterbug acknowledged snapping photos of Urban and wife Nicole Kidman as they were leaving a Nashville restaurant on July 27. According to Pietersen, that's when the musician spotted Pietersen's vehicle 100 feed away and approached.
"He cussed me out. He took photos of me. He pounded on my car," says the photog. "I was startled. It was not what I was expecting. I am a nonviolent person."
To prove his account is no, um, Urban legend. Pietersen even snapped a pic of what Pietersen says is the country crooner's shoe print on the rear door of the brand new Chevy.
Several calls seeking comment from Urban's reps were not returned.
Pietersen says that he opted not to take pictures of the encounter because he believed it would only have further enraged Urban, who left the scene after purportedly roughing up the car.
Metro police who took the photographer's complaint describe the entertainer's alleged behavior as "intimidation" and were conducting a routine follow-up. But no charges have been filed.