In what will hopefully become a precedent for other famous folk, Nicole Richie has filed a lawsuit against the creepazoid paparazzi that has been stalking the Maddern/Richie family.
A month ago Nicole posted the following open letter to pap company X17:
THANK YOU so much for posting the video of your employees sitting outside of my daughter’s school, because now the entire world can see how creepy and disgusting you are.
You do not get to spend 200 dollars on a camera, and think that gives you a free pass to shadow my child. These are strangers, grown men, stalking young children. You think that’s ok?
Here’s a better visual: Pulling up to school and seeing grown men slouched in black windowed cars outside of a preschool, all day. I’m not even there, so you cannot say you are following me as you always do. You are stalking the children. Now how do you feel?
I PROMISE YOU that I am going to do a background check on each and every person that I see there. For the safety of my children and others. Because the last time I did a check on your staff, I found they had no license. Remember that day? The day that ended with a car accident and me in a hospital? You, X17, better be pretty confident in your actions, and feel really good about what you are doing. If I find out anyone has a suspended, restricted or invalid license, I will have them thrown in jail before they can pick up the phone and call their lawyers.
YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. These are young children and you should know better. X17, you are irresponsible and repulsive. Consider this a warning.
and now the offending snapper has been court ordered to be more than 100yards from any member of their family as well as 100yards from the premises of Harlow's preschool (as mentioned in the letter above). He was, after all, caught red handed at the school with his long lens camera in action!
Surely this sort of thing has got to send a message that its not cool! Yay Nicole for doing something about it