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Halle Berry vs. the paparazzi

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:24

June 26 - The actress seeks to protect children from the paparazzi with a new state law. Alicia Powell reports.

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Halle Berry takes on the paparazzi. The actress testified before the California State Legislature regarding a proposed bill that would protect children from paparazzi. The Hollywood actress said that passage of the bill would help her own children's lives, while she gave details about the level of harassment they currently face. SOUNDBITE: Halle Berry, actress, saying (English): "Just getting up in the morning and trying to go to school is hard for us. She doesn't want to go to school, some kids don't, my daughter everyday rejects going to school. Why? Because she knows the men, as she now calls them, are waiting for her at her school yard. They jump out of bushes, they jump out of cars, they come from behind buildings, who knows where they come from but all of a sudden, a seemingly normal school yard with children running to and fro turns into what feels like a battleground, here come these men with their cameras, besieging the school, and these little children all to get a photograph. They cause chaos, they cause fear, the children and their parents are horrified, we start arguing, everybody is fighting, and the men seem to not care at all that they're causing this kind of harassment and harm to the children." If the bill passes, it would not only protect the children of celebrities, but also those of people with other high-profile jobs, including judges and police officers. It would also increase the penalties for the intentional physical harassment of a child.

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Halle Berry vs. the paparazzi

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:24