For years, Halle Berry‘s star power has attracted the unwanted attention of paparazzi. Whether it be her multiple divorces, undeniable beauty or adorable daughter Nahla, the Academy Award winner can’t seem to escape perhaps the harshest reality of superstardom: no privacy.
Earlier this week, Berry and fellow Hollywood mom Jennifer Garner testified at California’s state capitol, urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit paps from taking photos of their children. Both candidly spoke of being stalked by shutterbugs as they walked their children to school and other mommy duties- all of which have left their kiddies tramautized.
“As mothers, as parents, we don’t have the wherewithal or the law in place right now to protect them from this. What this bill would do is give us our rights back so that we can protect our children,” Halle told the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
The bill in question, SB606, “would change the definition of harassment to include photographing or recording a child without the permission of a legal guardian by following the child or guardian’s activities or by lying in wait. It also increases the penalties for people convicted of such behavior,” according to The Grio.
Since then, the bill has been passed and will now move to the Appropriations Commitee before (hopefully) being put into action.
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