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Nicole Kidman

Knocked to Ground,

Pressing Charges

9/12/2013 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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2:05 PM PDT : 
Witnesses at the scene tell us ... Nicole has no visible injuries.  Cops are saying they will write Wu a ticket for riding his bike on the sidewalk, but will not arrest him for a criminal offense. One cop said, "An accident's an accident."

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Nicole Kidman
is pressing charges against a paparazzo who crashed into her on a bicycle, knocking her to the ground.

Nicole had just left the Calvin Klein show for New York's Fashion Week and was returning to the Carlyle Hotel.  As she walked toward the entrance, a freelance photog named Carl Wu was roaring toward her on his bike.

Witnesses tell TMZ ... as Wu got dangerously close to Nicole, he appeared to hit his brakes, but it didn't do the trick.  He slammed into her and she went crashing to the ground.

A photog who was there tells TMZ ... Nicole was furious and said she wanted to press charges against Wu.  Nicole called the cops, and they're on the way right now.

Wu is a notorious photog who has had run-ins with other celebs, including Lada Gaga.  There's actually a Tumblr account called, "F**k You Carl Wu."

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As for Nicole ... no word on whether she's injured -- though paramedics were on scene ... just in case.

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4:45 PM PDT:  We just got video of Carl Wu leaving the police station.  He wasn't in the mood to chat.

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232 COMMENTS

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106.

nyc44th    

Always funny to me how TMZ tries to take the high road in situations like this. Though they would be the first to buy a photo from this POS if he came up with some BS exclusive to make someone look bad.

323 days ago
107.

Joanne    

You can reasonably infer from the acts of the defendant what his intent was at the time. His behavior in the past MAY come into evidence, if the prosecution can show that it is close enough to his current behaviour to be relevant and not prejudicial. The judge will give insturction to help the jurors understand how they go about doing that. It is based on reasonableness.

323 days ago
108.

George Mezori    

Didn't California pass a law that they have to be 100 ft. away... or is that just if they have children with them. Paparazzo suck.

323 days ago
109.

amlngn    

the stupid **** has no right to do that to anybody, it is clearly deliberate, somebody needs to run into his little ass and knock him over, the look on his face tells it all, 100% planned event.

323 days ago
110.

HwyAngel    

Nicole did the wright thing, calling the cops an pressing charges....with the Paparazo runing her down, he could have ruined her career, with serious injuries. Look what the Paparazzi did to Prince Dianna? it cost her , her life ............Paparazzi needs to know better that something are just wrong! every celiebrity needs to press charges against them for stalking , harrashment, mental abuse, an the list goes on...........They dont want to respect Actors/Actress's Privacy while on their own property....Time to take away the Paparazzi's privacy an limit their job Describition to a limition or have them do serious Jail Time.

323 days ago
111.

d.cates    

Be cool/ She is class and we need a lot more people like her!

323 days ago
112.

John    

I literally bumped into Miss Kidman and her husband at a theater in Nashville. She was absolutely charming. If she was angry enough to press charges, I'd say she has a good reason. Lord knows I'd not complain if every paparazzi on the planet was hit by a lightning bolt.

323 days ago
113.

Loud4Many    

Hopefully, most of us who read this story can use our brain and see this event for what it is and agree that this guy is an absolute s***bag.

323 days ago
114.

JiLL1    

Funny that he took off running when he was on the other side of the camera.

323 days ago
115.

backfire    

Nicole has every right to press charges and I would too.

323 days ago
116.

hondroid    

Good good, sue his ass, even if Nicole doesn't win a lawsuit make him spend all his money. Don't give up this golden opportunity, claim all kinds of injuries, emotional trauma, etc. you know all the stuff that human leech would claim if the tables were turned.

323 days ago
117.

spicemonkey259    

Gotta be careful, knocking the elderly down, she could break a hip.

323 days ago
118.

Azi    

One thing to consider, maybe the bike was a Chinese knock-off and that's why he couldn't stop it !

323 days ago
119.

J.E.B.    

Somebody should have crushed his larnyx with their boot......accidentally. Or broken his little bicycle.........accidentally.

323 days ago
120.

KateFord    

All paparazzi should be exterminated.

Then these sites would follow.

323 days ago
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