TMZ founder vows to fight sheriff

LOS ANGELES, CA Harvey Levin's comments came Monday night during a speech at UCLA at an event hosted by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.

Levin says he considers the department's actions an assault on the First Amendment. He says TMZ has met with lawyers and is "charting our course of action."

An after-hours call to a sheriff's department spokesman was not answered.

Records obtained by investigators showed several calls between Levin and the home of Deputy James Mee, who arrested Gibson. Prosecutors declined to charge Mee, citing a lack of proof he leaked details about the case.

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