Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
Philip Hildebrand, 31, left, and Skylar Peak, 25, outside the Malibu Courthouse after a hearing in their case, which is finally going to trial after nearly two years. The two surfers allegedly assaulted a paparazzo in Malibu in 2008. The two say the clash was an act of self-defense in response to overly aggressive paparazzi who flood into the upscale beach community searching for celebrities. Many locals think Hildebrand and Peak should not only be acquitted, but also celebrated.
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