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Nicole Richie

Gets Restraining Order

For Harlow

11/10/2010 5:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie just got a restraining order against a photographer who she claims has been stalking her child at her preschool ... TMZ has learned.

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This photo -- taken by Nicole -- was attached to legal papers filed in support of the restraining order, showing Fabricio Luis Mariotto lurking at Harlow's preschool.

Nicole says in her petition for the restraining order, "[Mariotto] drives erratically around my children and others, yells, screams and attempts to scare us so that he can photograph our reaction.  He trespasses on preschool property to photograph the children."

Nicole adds, "He has often left his car in the middle of a busy street just to chase me for a photograph."

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Nicole, who did not show up in court but was represented by Tamar Arminak from Mark Geragos' law firm, adds, "His predatory behavior caused and continues to cause severe emotional distress as I fear for the safety of my children."

The temporary restraining order requires Mariotto to stay 100 yards away from Nicole, Harlow, Sparrow and Joel Madden, as well as the preschool.

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16.

redvixen    

@Moe Green
Like that is the "only" job available in LA. Follow the ****ing celebrity, not the children. Celebrities are considered "public domain", but they are also human beings and have a right to at least some privacy when they are with their children.

1382 days ago
17.

kewlBeans    

Awww...Baby's first mis-use of the judicial system. How proud they must be.

1382 days ago
18.

kewlBeans    

Why would anyone stalk a nobody's kid for a picture? There must be a real celebrity who has a kid enrolled in that school. That's who he wants a picture of. Some some sk@nky bleached out skeleton.

1382 days ago
19.

Sin D    

If we are lucky, maybe someone will punch him in the face while he is looking thru the camera, thus piercing his eyeballs with jagged glass. We can hope yes? Leave the kids alone.

1382 days ago
20.

dd    

When you find yourself lurking in the bushes at a pre-school it's time to change jobs.

1382 days ago
21.

Sigh    

seriously a photog wants a pic of nicole richie???

1382 days ago
22.

JLS    

OMG! How incredibly wrong. The pic says it ALL. Why didn't the preschool call the police? He is trespassing. He's on their property right next to the front door.

I am so glad Nicole is so tough about this. Good job! We all support you.

1382 days ago
23.

Dandy Dan    

Ummm, didn't this attorney, Tamar and their P.I make up the same story about an ex-boyfriend of Gail O'Grady's? I smell a rat... two sides to every story. and the story that comes from the Geragos camp is 99.9% lies. I'm not condoning the alleged behavior but the source of the accusation. NIcole get a different attorney, your credibility is at risk.

1382 days ago
24.

SSinOC    

Why can't these celebs sue for harassment? That'd stop a few if they knew that they could only push things so far. The establishment allows these guys to get away with murder because it fills the tabloids/TV with drivel that diverts peoples attention from real problems like the depression, tax payer bail outs, unemployment etc. That's why they don't really do anything about the problem.

1382 days ago
25.

Ms.Rico Lander    

JLS is up early usually she's posting late at night around 1am like a crackhead, hating on other women being first! And tossing about lame legal advice. I hate chicks like that there are plenty of male poster to bash.

1382 days ago
26.

Stupid People Hater    

Yikes, that's a little scary...

1382 days ago
27.

LoveLife    

I would TOO! F-in CREEP! That's child ABUSE!

1382 days ago
28.

Dee    

I think Nicole should slip a few bucks to a "good ole boy" and have him make that photog eat that camera for lunch...and leave him in a condition where he wouldn't be able to see through the lense of a camera again.

1382 days ago
29.

Tucky    

maybe the sob will get hit by a car next time he is trying to run across to get a pic of a celeb! that would be justice!

1382 days ago
30.

6one9    

THIS SHOULD BE 100% ILLEGAL!!! THERE NEEDS TO BE LAWS PUT INTO PLACE TO STOP THESE S*** PAPS FROM TAKING PICTURES OTHER THAN AT A PUBLIC EVENT!! THIS MAKES ME SICK AS A PARENT `` WHO ISN'T EVEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE!!

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