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Tuesday, August 04, 2009 | 10:50 PM
By Gene Apodaca

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A local woman is suing a popular rapper and actor all for what she claims happened outside a popular Houston nightspot. She claims Method Man shot her six times with an air gun because she asked for an autograph.

In the eight-page lawsuit, the woman claims she suffered not only physical trauma, but emotional trauma as well.
According to the lawsuit, Method Man, aka Clifford Smith, performed at the House of Blues last November. In the complaint, the victim, Mary Anderson of Fort Bend County, claims after the concert, Smith was signing autographs for a group of people out of the back window of his tour bus, when she approached trying to get her concert ticket signed.

Anderson claims as she waited for her ticket to be returned, Smith pulled out an air gun and began firing pellets into the group striking her at least six times. Anderson claims she suffered multiple injuries to her stomach and chest causing her to go to a hospital.

Ironically, this lawsuit comes just days before Method Man is expected to perform at the House of Blues in Houston this Friday. Anderson's attorney says he hopes this lawsuit sends a strong message.

"These aren't life or death injuries. She's alive. She's not paralyzed. She's moved on with her life as far as the injuries are concerned, but punitive damages are to punish the person who did the damage and that's the reason we've done this," said her attorney, Daniel Horowitz.

The exact amount of money Anderson is seeking is not being disclosed. Our calls to Method Man's representatives have not been returned.