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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.


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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Photog was a chump for agreeing to that. With an actual retraining order, there would have been no prospect for financial penalties for being the wrong place at the wrong time, and dude says he has no interest in photographing C-list Nicole with brood anyway.

1383 days ago

Blue Lake    

Mark Geragos = powerhouse??? You must be on his payroll. He did a real good job for Scott Peterson.

1383 days ago

Yep I said that    

Well she is barely on the celeb radar now in 5 years who will even remember who she thought she was

1383 days ago

Trooper Tom    

Here's another used to be D lister thinking she still matters, she is not on any celeb site except for stuff like this. We are constantly bombarded daily with usless nonsense on people like her, Paris Hilton and the Kardashian skanks and many more. How about some real news about real celebrities

1383 days ago


Make her testify. No talent fame whore

1383 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    


1383 days ago


anyone know what brand of sunglasses those are?

1383 days ago

Byron Green    

Definition of paparazzo "A bunch of greasy ***got s*** bags. Its time for the stars to take out a licence to kill the vermin l say this because it would seem that most of the negative commentators on this site are paparazzo photographer wanna be's

1383 days ago


Chilldren should be off limits - there are enough adults to photograph. No sense in attracting the wackos to the children by photographing them. Wait until they grow up!!

1382 days ago
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