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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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61.

I Chinee    

This pap should not be lurking around a preschool (of all places) taking pictures of kids. Leave the kids alone! He needs to be arrested!

1359 days ago
62.

Dandy Dan    

The irony in this circle of deceipt....
Why is it, the first thing Nicole's attorney and P.I do after "protecting" Nicole is go running to TMZ?
So they can have their name in a tabloid website, which hires paps like Luis... which is only inviting more trouble to NIcole as a pap target.
Geragos's firm is the most corrupt self serving a-holes west of the Rockies.
Nicole, you really think Tamar and Ross give two Sh%ts about your well being? Again I am not condoning the paps behavior but the intent of douche bag P.I. Scott Ross and Tamar Arimak is astounding and reeks of B.S. Their job is to protect Nicole, not make a name for themselves in this very same circle they are attacking. Wake up. Its the legal source of the allegation that is creepy and corrupt, which is a shame for NIcole's family. Get some credibility and hire a new attorney.

1359 days ago
63.

rollsnide    

What a poorly written do***ent -- are we sure this guy passed the bar?

1359 days ago
64.

chard    

europeans have no shame. and they havent for hundreds of years. God fearing people have shame, its healthy. spain, france are without conscience. they threw out true bible christianity long ago. they are perfect for the job. would you snoop around and take pictures of people who dont want you to take pictures of them? see my point? no shame.

1359 days ago
65.

Jayne    

where we come from ANYONE caught photographing young children without permission or loitering around a school would be arrested! It is against the law in Australia... should be everywhere.

1359 days ago
66.

Nicole    

good for her for protecting her children

1358 days ago
67.

ER    

THERE SHOULD BE STRONGER LAWS AGAINST THESE PARASITES
THIS WOMAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO LED A NORMAL LIFE WO THIS WACK JOB AFTER HER ALL THE TIME

1358 days ago
68.

Trizone    

I am so glad she did it! No one has the right to harass or stalk anyone - especially a child. I hope others follow suit and stop these paparazzo from acting like bullies. I am shocked the school did nothing to prevent this from happening. Some security - maybe?

1358 days ago
69.

Tracey    

This guy deserves a beat down.

1358 days ago
70.

en Todo Momento!!    

what??! is she afraid the boogeyman's gonna rob her babies sould through his camera lens???!! you are a celebrity, just like everyone else. live with it!!

1358 days ago
71.

Tonya Bryant    

Harvey, could you just once introduce the names of staff members that are shown every night.Thanks!

1358 days ago
72.

Tonya Bryant    

What kind of security they have at that daycare when they seeng a strange man wande3ring on their premises.

1358 days ago
73.

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Nicole good Job ! :D
Happy for them!

1358 days ago
74.

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