Photog Beaten While Taking Pics of New Bischoff/Hervey Project

Nick Paglino

The following is an excerpt of a new report by, in which it is revealed that a photographer was brutally beaten after he snapped several pictures on the set of the new Eric Bischoff/Jason Hervey produced show "Biker Wives" for the Discovery channel:

Ashi Fachler, who  operates the Flickr group “Photography is not a crime”, was brutally attacked after snapping a couple of photos on a Discovery Channel film set last month.

At least two men, possibly three, punched him, then stomped and kicked him after he was down.

A woman that he had photographed, the third on the right in the picture below, also joined in the attack by stomping on him with her heels, according to Fachler's girlfriend.

The incident took place on the set of the reality show Biker Wives in San Diego’s Gaslamp District inside a restaurant called The Lincoln Room.

At no time, did Fachler step on the restaurant property. The women he had photographed were sitting on the outside patio.

A version of Biker Wives is already being aired in Australia.

Fachler, who was hospitalized for a night and is still recovering from the Jan. 27 incident, did not speak on the record because it is a pending legal matter.

But his girlfriend, Stephanie Santos, gave Photography is Not a Crime an exclusive interview on the matter Tuesday morning.

“He came around the corner and started shooting,” she said. “A woman came up to him and asked if he was with the press. Before he could answer, a gorilla of a man started pushing and shoving him away from the scene.

“Then somebody came up behind him and suckered punched him. Then hit him two or three more times. They did a real number on his rib cage.”

You can read the rest of the detailed report by clicking on the above link.

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