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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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46.

HENRY HILL    

dude that is way off limits!!!!!
leave the kids alone!!!!
that deserves a straight beatdown!!!
kids are off limits!!!!

1388 days ago
47.

BOB    

he works with x-17ONLINE,, THATS THE TROUBLE,,,,ANYBODY THAT YOU KNOW THAT WORKS WITH THE IRS,,,,,THEY DONT PAY TAXES,ALOT OF UNDER THE TABLE DEALINGS,,,,,IRS PLEASE HELP

1388 days ago
48.

Dan    

Kind of funny TMZ is reporting on this since if it wasn't for web sites like their own, no one would care about Nicole or her kid to create a demand for their photos in the first place

1388 days ago
49.

Moe Green    

She needs Magnum P.I.

1388 days ago
50.

Shannon Steward    

I hope this guy gets carjacked then shot in the face.

1388 days ago
51.

lander    

who is Nicole Richie?

1388 days ago
52.

FlamingoNut    

No paps should EVER be taking photos outside of a school, PERIOD, celebs or not.

1388 days ago
53.

Jeepers    

This kind of stuff makes me wonder why anyone would want to be famous. What a nightmare.

1388 days ago
54.

Kate    

All paparazzi should not be allowed within 100 yards of anyone.

1388 days ago
55.

NICOLE    

This is very serious. Nicole should investigate if this guy is selling the children's pictures to the "adult websites"

1388 days ago
56.

Lucas    

Making a living or not, there should be laws prohibiting photographers and reporters from trespassing as well as photographing the children of celebrities. It's just sleazy and crass.

There should also be laws against photographers etc ganging up on celebrities of any age, chasing them in cars and such. Games like that can be dangerous. To the photographer, the celeb and the public around them

1388 days ago
57.

Skippy La Rue    

if this muther****er came near my kids he would be picking parts of that camera out of his rectal region for weeks!

1388 days ago
58.

Ravenwolf    

okay agreed, nicole richie isn't really a celeb... i couldn't care less about her, but this kinda thing isn't just happening to her. this happens to several actual "actors" who actually, "act", singers etc... it seems to me over the years these paps have gotten worse and worse in their behavior, towards anyone who is remotely considered a celeb and anything related to them including their children, parents friends and family. a line needs to be drawn. anyone taking pics like that at a public school would have the cops called immediately! paps are causing accidents, setting people up etc, there should be laws to protect both the celebs and "sorta-celebs" (i use the term loosely here). from their now more and more preditory actions.

1388 days ago
59.

Sarafina    

Good job, Nicole! Bust this guy's ass and all other paps who stalk innocent children!!

1388 days ago
60.

mark    

see?
even Nicole takes better pics than the vast majority of the paps around here

paps: take photo lessons, or ask Nicole how to take good pictures

1388 days ago
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