Sean Penn Settles Paparazzi Lawsuit

Oscar-winning actor pays out for allegedly kicking a photographer during a 2009 confrontation

It's getting more and more expensive for Sean Penn to get his kicks these days.

TMZ reports that the "Milk" star has settled a civil suit against him, launched by photographer Jordan Dawes, who claims that Penn kicked him during an October 2009 confrontation.

Also read: "Sean Penn Charged With Battery; Faces 18 Months Jail Time"

Penn pleaded no guilty to vandalism in relation to the incident this year, receiving 300 hours of community service and 36 months' probation. A battery charge was dismissed as part of the plea deal.

The photographer's civil suit claimed that he had incurred a knee injury because of the incident.

It's not known how much Penn paid out as part of the settlement. Penn had faced up to a year and a half in jail with the original charges stemming from the incident.

Watch video of the confrontation below.