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Nicole Richie:

The Paparazzi Are Scaring My Kids!

11/30/2010 9:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie is going after a paparazzo tomorrow in court ... but TMZ has learned it's the beginning of a campaign she's waging against renegade photogs.

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Sources connected with the case tell TMZ ... Nicole will appear tomorrow in her bid to get a permanent restraining order against Fabricio Luis Mariotto, whom she actually photographed stalking her 2-year-old child, Harlow, at her preschool.

We're told Nicole will testify that she's not scared of Mariotto, but Harlow is frightened beyond words.  Nicole will tell the judge Harlow has seen Mariotto and other photographers chase and incite Nicole and it's taking an emotional toll on the child.

Nicole, who already got a temporary restraining order against Mariotto, will explain that other photogs have also crossed the line with both Harlow and Sparrow.

The children will not be present in court, nor will their baby daddy, Joel Madden.

Nicole's theme when she testifies -- It's not about her, it's about her kids ... and it must stop -- and if it doesn't she's going after the photogs who persist.

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amy    

why would anybody give a **** about her kids...really??/

1400 days ago
17.

DV    

If you are not a celebrity it would be considered stalking if anyone sought you out and followed you everywhere you went to take pictures of you. If they did it to your children they would be labled a child predator. It should be no different for celebrities.

1400 days ago
18.

wonderwoman    

I'm not a fan of Nicole's but...she has a point. It's one thing to take pictures of her and chase her down but stalking her kids just to get a shot of someone is stepping over the line.

And even chasing someone who HAS a kid in the car is asking for trouble.

1400 days ago
19.

soyled mydget pantaloons    

Damn that is one ugly baby.

1400 days ago
20.

dd    

STFU...Her dad protected her and she should protect her kids...evil ass people on here...and Nichole is CUTE...LOSERS!!!

1400 days ago
21.

dd    

Harlow has African American features....I'm sure after people terroize her she will have a nose job in the end....STOP TALKING ABOUT BABIES!!!

1400 days ago
22.

Janet    

I think the line was crossed when you named your kid Sparrow. However, just think back a few years or so ago when you and 'ol Paris would do ANYTHING for attention. The paparazzi is still interested. It just that you're not right now.

1400 days ago
23.

Mayu    

the papsmears are getting a bit pedophile-ish with stars kids. Look... the kids didn't ask to be born into a famous family, and because their family is famous doesn't necessarily mean they want to be famous when they grow up.

So unless they make the choice to be famous when they get older, they should be LEFT ALONE.

1400 days ago
24.

Rudy    

Time to move out of L.A., Nicole - you can't have it both ways. I feel for her, but that's the way it is

Her little girl is cute as a button.

1400 days ago
25.

en Todo Momento!!    

hey, just move to torrance...they should be safe there...

1400 days ago
26.

renhater    

I have thought that Harlow was the cutest kid. She sure looks like her mom, with Joel thrown in.

1400 days ago
27.

SarahSue     

When Nicole did her reality show she put herself in the public domain and became fair game for the paps. In fact, she and Paris 'needed' the publicity for the show to be successful. That is indeed what she signed up for.

At that point in her life I'm quite certain that she did not have the foresight to comprehend that her fame might adversely affect any kids she might someday have. In addition, the paps are now much more aggressive.

So yeah, Nicole signed up for this--her kids did not. With respect to moving outside of LA, this is where she's from and where her family lives--she shouldn't have to leave. This is a big city and there are plenty of non-pap heavy places to hang.

1400 days ago
28.

FruitSalad    

i feel bad for the kids but nicole is the one who brought this upon them

1400 days ago
29.

kellyj    

Nobody gives a **** about Nicole Richie or the kids. What a stretch on her part. Get over yourself

1400 days ago
30.

tmzreader    

Good for her. That's a decent thing she's doing. Hey, papos, leave the kids alone!

1400 days ago
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