Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner Testify to Support Anti-Paparazzi Bill


Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner Testify to Support Anti-Paparazzi Bill


Berry and Garner appear before the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety to support a new law which will prevent paparazzi from taking pictures of celebrities' children.

Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner have enough of undesirable paparazzi encounters. The Hollywood stars, who are also mothers, appeared before the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday, August 13, to help push through a new bill which will impose heavier penalties to paparazzi who follow celebrities and their children's every move.

In the meeting, Berry recalled a scary paparazzi encounter when she was with her young daughter, whose custody was being fought over in court. "[The photographer] said, 'How do you feel, Nahla? You may not see your father again. How do you feel about that?' " the "X Men: Days of Future Past" star said, as quoted by Wenn.

"They say curse words and call me names, all trying to provoke some sort of response to sell a photograph," the expecting mother explained to the audience. Following the incident, her daughter asked, "Why did they say that to me, mommy? What does that mean? Who are these men and why are they following us?"

Fighting back her tears, Garner testified at the Tuesday meeting, "Being stalked has been hard for me, but it is beyond what a child should have to endure. I am an actress but I am a mom first. My children aren't actors or celebrities. They're just kids like your kids or anyone else's and, just like you want to protect your children, I want to protect mine."

"They're beautiful and sweet and innocent, and I don't want a gang of shouting, arguing, lawbreaking photographers who camp out everywhere we are all day every day to continue traumatizing my kids," the actress, who recently told Allure magazine that she did not want to "lose" her identity and get known as "the wife of" Ben Affleck, added.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    squirrel
    Aug 14, 2013

    Why exclusively call out papparazzi? What about the people who have to live there? Doesn't add up.

  •  
    John Johnson
    Aug 14, 2013

    If I was a celeb with a lot of money, I would hire someone to follow them around all day taking pictures and ruin their lives. They break a law, film it, send it to the cops. They cheat on their wives, film it, destroy their life. Paparazzi are scum that hide behind "American's want to see this."

  •  
    gummybutt
    Aug 14, 2013

    I am really surprised these 2 ugly moms are chased by papparazzi.

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  2. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  3. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  4. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  5. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  6. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  7. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  8. Jimmy Fallon Tries Out for 'Live! with Kelly' Co-Host. See If He and Kelly Ripa Make Great Duo
  9. Mariah Carey Wears No Underwear in Sheer White Dress During Romantic Getaway With Fiance
  10. Gigi Hadid Exposes Entire Boobs in Sheer Dress While Walking Runway in Milan

CELEBS PHOTO