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Nicole Richie Settlement

Photog Agrees to

Stay Away

12/1/2010 11:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Nicole Richie is settling her war with the paparazzo she accused of stalking her child -- getting him to surrender and stay away from her for 5 years ... TMZ has learned.

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Sources connected to the case tell us Nicole's powerhouse attorney Mark Geragos met with Fabricio Luis Mariotto this afternoon -- outside of court -- to draw up an agreement that states Mariotto must stay away from Nicole and her family for 5 years.

We're told he can't sit outside her house, follow her or be outside of baby Harlow's school.

In return ... Nicole is dropping her request for a permanent restraining order against the photog. She also avoids the hassle of testifying in open court.

The document is expected to be filed before the next court date ... and we're told there are stiff financial penalties if Mariotto violates the agreement.


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really?    

I would think some trash mag, or celeb site, would be happy to pony up the "stiff financial penalty", just so this tool can see how far he can push the rules.

1370 days ago
2.

Moe Green    

Dude has right to take pictures anywhere in public. Obnoxious rich person thinks she can throw a tantrum and waste taxpayers money using the courts to get privacy. Obtuse millionairess celebu-spawn plays the pedophile card and throws a fit. Rich person steps on little guy trying to pay the rent to try to get off a cheap warning to other paps. Semi brain-dead rich girl with poor parenting skills, scares her own kids to get media attention.

1370 days ago
3.

Fan    

Are her glasses getting bigger, or has her head actually decreased in size?

Nice Charles Nelson Reilly look you're rockin' there, Nicole.

1370 days ago
4.

Sophie    

What is this guy doing lurking around outside a school? Unless he has a child attending, as a regular parent & not a celeb, I would be upset!

1370 days ago
5.

TMZ@Froggy.biz    

He looks like a real sc*mbag.

1370 days ago
6.

AnnieSH    

I don't give a damn what you trolls out there think of Nicole. No child should be tormented by a stalker. Famous parents or not. A child is innocent and shouldn't be punished for their parents actions/behavior. Period.

1370 days ago
7.

CrabbyPatty    

What some stupid looking sunglasses she has on...ridiculous!!

1370 days ago
8.

Wiley    

She paid him off. She had absolutely no legal leverage to get him to do this so she paid him to sign the paper. Now everyone's happy.

1370 days ago
9.

CrabbyPatty    

And by the way, leave the kids ALONE~

1370 days ago
10.

Phreaky    

Sounds like all she had to do was ask him to stay away. I almost think that she happened to see him standing outside that day and took a picture of him and decided to try to make an example out of it.
What a waste of taxpayer money.
I can understand her not wanting pictures taken of Harlow though. That poor unfortunate girls face...

1370 days ago
11.

Moe Green    

That's right Nicole, stop brainwashing your kids. Using them as tools to get your own pig headed way is child abuse.

1370 days ago
12.

Cali MJ Fan    

Good for Mark Geragos! YAY for Nicole & family :)

1370 days ago
13.

dd    

Good job Nicole!

1370 days ago
14.

Chrissie    

She is a C-list celebrity at best. Why would a pap be stalking her, of all people, in the first place?

There are bigger fish to fry in L.A.

1370 days ago
15.

kickaboo    

All the media needs to leave kids alone, especially the so 'hosts' who make nasty comments about children.

1370 days ago
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