By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated September 12, 2010 at 02:49 PM EDT

A Los Angeles photographer claims in a lawsuit that Seinfeld actor Michael Richards assaulted him, according to TMZ. The suit alleges that on Aug. 25, Richards approached Brendon O’Neal in “a menacing manner” and then punched him in the face and kicked him. Richards’ reps did not immediately respond to’s requests for comment.