Halle Berry‘s been giving court testimony in front of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety in California in an effort to get a judge to put a law into place that prohibits paparazzi from getting all up in celebrities’ faces, particularly when they have kids with them. Apparently her daughter Nahla was pretty scared of photographers and Halle thinks kids shouldn’t have to live in fear, which I can dig.
Here’s part of her testimony (via DS):
“My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows ‘the men’ are watching for her.
“They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.”
Berry also said that Nahla was left distressed when paparazzi became involved in an altercation with herself and Martinez.
“They were trying to start a fight with my fiancé because if they get a photo of that, it’s more money,” the X-Men star recalled.
“[Nahla] asked, ‘Mommy, are they going to kill us?’ She didn’t get to sleep until 3am, because she can’t get this out of her mind and she doesn’t understand what just happened to her.”
The committee approved the measure and it’s being moved to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for further discussion. I see where Halle’s coming from here – especially considering that she’s currently pregnant – but it’s difficult to regulate that industry when celebrities are VERY well compensated for their “lifestyle”. Paparazzi are kind of part of the deal. That doesn’t give a photographer the right to do anything dangerous and invasive, by any means, but I’d let people take unflattering photos of me for the millions of dollars I have at my disposal at all times.
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i don’t think she cares about unflattering photos. i think she cares about the safety of her child.
Yes, the usual cries of “my children are suffering”. Please, spare me the whining from a rich twat who has no problem with stepping on anyone who gets in her way.
Of course, we need to provide special laws to cover the indignation from the Hollywood elite whose sole talent is to look good and be able to memorize lines in exchange for vapid entertainment. They are SOOOOO vital.
And where would this small child get it into her head that these people, who have always been a part of her life, were out to hurt or kill her? Obviously none of them have ever actually injured her so the only reason she would be scared of them would be if someone (her mother) put it in her head that they are capable of killing her.
Can’t she figure out how to get Nahla to school out of paps view? Other stars do. I don’t see many pics of the kid unless there’s some drama created by her mother and those men she’s been with going on.
She is still building her case so that she can move to France, I think.
It isn’t that complicated. Pictures are just a supply and demand commodity. Stop and spend a few minutes and the demand goes away.
She was recently photographed wearing a see-through blouse with her brassiere and pregnant belly clearly showing while she was with Nahla. If that’s not screaming for the paparazzi to take her photo then what is?
Riiiight and like the rest of the fame ho’s of Hollyweird are going to want this!
I agree with this, I don’t understand how it is legal to take pictures of another person’s kid, sell them and then for a magazine to put them on the cover. But Halle is batshit crazy so it’s hard to listen to her on anything. Also, notice how some really big stars like Nicole Kidman are never photographed except at red carpets and the airport but people like Halle seem to be photographed all the time…I think she’s in on it like Kim Kardashian