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Ben Affleck

I Didn't Kick the Paps ...

They Were Scaring My Kid!

3/2/2013 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0302-ben-affleck-x17Ben Affleck didn't kick anyone yesterday and was merely trying to get the paparazzi to back off ... because they were scaring his daughter ... this according to sources close to the Oscar winner.

Ben was holding 4-year-old Seraphina yesterday when they encountered a large mass of paps. According to our sources, the photogs got too close for comfort and little Seraphina started crying because she was afraid. 

According to our sources, Ben asked the paps (none of whom work for TMZ) twice to back off and when that didn't work ... he said "You need to be this far away" and swung his leg to demonstrate. 

Our source says Ben never had any intention of kicking anyone and he was merely trying to protect his daughter from the paps ... who he feels have been getting more and more aggressive.

He should have just said "Argo f**k yourself" ... but they probably haven't seen the movie.

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46.

Mel    

The paps should have to stay MORE than a leg length away this is ridiculous, poor little girl, what a great dad.

518 days ago
47.

angel    

If it wasn't one your paps, as you state in the article. Then how did you get this picture to call it an exclusive ... it's just as bad, or even worse if you bought it!!! Why is it even a story a parent taking their kid to or from school!! Pathetic maggots, that is what the paparazzi are!

518 days ago
48.

Jericho Morton    

There he is in sort of chilly weather gear, trudging around attacking people whilst bearing the load of his not so warmly dressed daughter. However, by the look of his just out of the box shoes, not for very long or very far...

518 days ago
49.

Keyser Söze    

Completely believe him.

Affleck always had a great rapport with paps that treat him and his family right; so, if he has lost his cool here, he's proably completely justified.

518 days ago
50.

David    

In most countries it is illegal to take pictures of anyone under the age of 18 without parents permission.

518 days ago
51.

Rob    

Too bad he missed. These s***bags are everywhere, intimidating, intruding and creating situations provoking the subject to do something unusual for the paps benefit. There should be strict laws to protect anyone from harassment.

518 days ago
52.

Pam    

Paps just don't know when to stop! Jennifer Garner, always appears to be pleasant and friendly when out in the public with her children, and this is the respect she get's in return,upsetting her children! Shame on the Paps!

518 days ago
53.

cmcbr85    

paparazzi need to learn to back the **** off when kids are around.

518 days ago
54.

donna     

Why do they need to swarm him when he is with his kids? I wish he did kick them.

518 days ago
55.

LONE TIN SOLDIER    

UNFORTUNATELY THESE DAYS IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOUR FAMOUS OR NOT.IF ANYONE ESPECIALLY THE SEVERELY MENTALLY DISTURBED WANT TO FOLLOW,POISON,RAPE,ROB,THEY GET WELL PAID AND I BELIEVE PROVIDED WITH "ELECTRONIC SELF PROTECTION" DEVICES TO ELECTROCUTE OTHERS WITH. ALL AT THE GOVERNMENT AND/OR VICTIMS EXPENSE.IF YOUR NOT FAMOUS EVERYONE JUST LAUGHS ABOUT YOU LOSING EVERYTHING BECAUSE THESE DAYS THE PSYCHOTICS OUTNUMBER US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

518 days ago
56.

focker    

Kids should be OFF LIMITS. Nothing but a bunch of sick ****roaches.

518 days ago
57.

Truth is    

Daughter doesn't look scared....must be tough being a well paid pretender......yikes lol

518 days ago
58.

Caleigh    

Celebrity kids shouldn't even be on the plate,meaning they should be left alone! Yep their moms pick them up from school and they do errands, just normal stuff
But when the paps scare the kids. then that's not good

518 days ago
59.

Meyersmedley     

Good for him! Leave the kids alone!

518 days ago
60.

vanessaolivia    

As a parent, I would have done the same thing

518 days ago
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