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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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46.

Khate sucks    

I love NR! She's amazing and an amazing mother!

1331 days ago
47.

FO REAL    

LETS BE REAL HERE. NICOLE RICHIE WILL NEED THE PAPARAZZI TO STAY RELEVANT. IF SHES PROMOTING SOMETHING SHE WILL WANT THEM TO TAKE HER PICTURE. STOP TAKING YOUR KIDS OUT IN PUBLIC OR HAVE A NANNY TAKE THEM OUT SOMETIMES. ITS PRETTY SIMPLE.

1331 days ago
48.

SaraDiggers    

I absolutely agree that something needs to be done about these rogue photogs... but let's face it. We're ALL eating up the pix these dudes take...

In the meantime, if you're that desparate to escape the intrusive lens, Nicole, Move.Out.Of.Beverly.Hills.

1331 days ago
49.

DORIS TAYLOR    

Wow Harlow is so darn adorable she is a cutie pie, she looks just like her mom, with her chubby little face.

1331 days ago
50.

Amanda    

Nicole did ask to be famous. Even before she did the reality show, there was video of her talking to paps outside clubs and such. Now, she needs them to get extra publicity for whatever she is promoting.

Her kids did not ask for this. They should not have to live like hermits or never go anywhere with their own parents for fear that some nutjob photographer will harass them.

As far as I'm concerned, Nicole is fair game until she goes low-profile and quits making herself a public personality. Paparazzi who stalk kids are sickos.

1331 days ago
51.

KaBlamo    

Remember the old footage of her yelling at the paps to not be fooled by celebrities, that they actually love being photographed and filmed by the paparazzi? Yeah..............sure she was high as a kite when she said it, but drugs and alcohol tend to make people say what they really are thinking.

1331 days ago
52.

FLO    

Good for her, I hope she wins. It is a form of abuse and kids should be off limits. Grown men refuse to see how dangerous and traumatizing it is to have packs of paps swarming and fighting to get that shot, no child has the skills to cope with the repeated onslaught of cameras in their faces and it needs to stop.

1331 days ago
53.

D-Ray Vision    

She looks like a frog and she gave birth to a tadpole.... Sorry just callin' it like I see it...

1331 days ago
54.

YouDontSay    

Now that Nicole Richie's kids are older it's obvious that the "jungle" is starting to come out in them.

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

1331 days ago
55.

GEL    

Good for her! She shouldn't have to keep her children sequestered behind walls, they are children! This Fabricio idiot obviously crosses the line of common decency regularly too...we've heard a lot about him stalking people. Seriously if Paps stalked regular people around town like they do Celeb's there would be consequences for them.

Since Nicole had her children she has stayed out of the lime-light, lived a pretty quiet life...got rid of that trailer trash Paris Hilton and is trying to concentrate on her family. LEAVE HER ALONE! It's one thing for the paps to snap people coming in and out of celebuspots where celebs tend to hang out...but hanging out around schools??? Now, that's just creepy! In my opinion Nicole ought to get the school to go after him as well.

1331 days ago
56.

Janelle    

So much to say...Sum it up best I can...Even if a celebrity chooses to be so, thier children don't! On top of that, to spy on people in thier homes or on private vacation is just wrong, no matter how famous you are. Maybe if the people of this country were more away of politics, like they are famous people, we'd be in a better place. Honestly, we as americans, really need to become smarter.

1331 days ago
57.

Ally    

Wow, what an ugly kid.

1331 days ago
58.

Mayu    

look, Nicole Richie chose to be a celebrity, even though I still don't get it cause she really didn't do anything other than a stupid reality show...

but she chose that life... her kids did not... they should be off limits unless they themselves make the choice (when old enough) to be celebrities... or if the celebrity puts them out there for the paps.

just being a celebrity doesn't automatically give creepy adult men with cameras the right to stalk toddlers at their daycare.

1331 days ago
59.

passin thru    

eeeek double d...
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!!!

Posted at 6:40 PM on Nov 30, 2010 by dd
you start off with a comment about this kid, then you wrap it up by saying stop talking about babies.
time to practice what ya preach, ay?

1331 days ago
60.

becky    

I agree... their children should be off limits unless OK'd by their parents. Stocking them is sooo wrong on so many levels.

1331 days ago
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