Nick Lachey was not in the mood for photographers while leaving Vanessa's place in NYC on Friday. Apparently Nick got a little rough with some college student who was trying to take his picture with a camera phone while in the elevator together. Page Six reports:
Younes Renak, 18, an Upper East Side native home for the summer from Penn State, claims Lachey roughed him after he tried to snap a cellphone picture of the pretty-boy singer around 2 a.m. Renak says Lachey went bonkers and began pushing him around inside an elevator at the fashionable Rivergate apartment building on East 34th Street where Lachey's TV hottie girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo, lives. "It was a cellphone [camera], it wasn't a paparazzi kind of thing," Renak's lawyer, Saul Bienenfeld, told The Post's David K. Li. "We're talking about an 18-year-old kid taking in life in the big city." He said Renak might sue. But reps for the ex-Mr. Jessica Simpson say Renak started pestering Lachey at a drugstore and then followed him into the building and the elevator. "We believe it was a lot more than a young man trying to take a picture," said Lachey's lawyer. Mitch Schuster. His publicist, Ken Sunshine raged, "This harassment with camera phones - it's just out of control." Renak says he still has his cellphone and pictures of Nick, although he declined to share them with us.
The picture of Nick shows him heading to Vanessa's apartment. Apparently Nick has been using the back entrance for Vanessa's building since the doormen were fans of her ex-boyfriend, New York Yankee Derek Jeter.