Photographer sues production company over ‘knife attack’ on Lana Del Rey video set

Karl Larsen takes legal action over alleged incident on set of 'Tropico' video

A photographer is suing Lana Del Rey‘s production company, claiming he was attacked with a knife on the set of one of her music videos.

Karl Larsen is seeking $1million after alleging that he was assaulted by three men, one of whom cut him with a box cutter knife, when he was photographing the singer while she made the ‘Tropico’ video in June 2013.

TMZ, which obtained the court report, state that Larsen alleges that the men, employed by Black Hand Cinema, threatened to destroy the photographer’s expensive equipment and and slashed his finger, which required stitches. Larsen also claims the men took away his camera and erased the memory card.

Earlier this week Lana Del Rey revealed new song ‘West Coast’, the first song from her forthcoming second album. Del Rey had previously mentioned an album release date of May 1 in conversation with fans, but so far there has been no official announcement of the release date or tracklisting.

She is set to play a slew of US tour dates in May and June, and has also confirmed that she will perform at this year’s Glastonbury festival.