*They thought they were beating up a paparazzi photographer, but the alleged victim of former Spice Girl Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte was actually a real estate appraiser, who is now suing the couple for $1.4 million.

The whole thing went down in December. Amado Aguirre says he was minding his own business taking pictures of a house he needed to value when the couple and an employee, Amin Zahedi, began roughing him up.

When they finished, Amado says he was left with a broken hand, as well as neck and back injuries.

According to TMZ, Amado’s $1.4 million lawsuit breaks down as follows: $350,000 in general damages, $35,000 in medical expenses, $100,000 for loss of future earnings, $1 million in punitive damages and $10 for lost earnings.