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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halle Berry Helps Get New Law Passed; Paparazzi Can No Longer Take Pictures of Her Kids

Halle Berry in Court Against Paparazzi

Actress Halle Berry, along with others including actress Jennifer Garner, have been using their star power to change the laws that allow the paparazzi to take pictures of the kids of Hollywood celebrities. And they have been very successful so far in pushing forth legislation that will limit the paparazzi’s ability to take such pictures.

Just this week, Bill 606 has been passed and signed into law, and thanks to Berry and others, it will penalize individuals and companies that decide to take pictures of a child without parental content or in a harassing manner. In fact, those who violate the new law could receive 10 days to one year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Berry comments, "I started this fight with a great deal of hope and a bit of uncertainty so I cannot express my immense gratitude that Gov. (Jerry) Brown has recognized, and acted to remedy, the plight of children who are tormented because of the identity or prominence of their parents." She added, "This is the beginning of the end for aggressive paparazzi."
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