Nicole Richie is going after the paparazzi.
It starts with one particular celebrity gossip media member she has beef with, but sources say it's just the start of a bigger campaign she's waging.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: Nicole says the paparazzi hasn't been.
Nicole wants a permanent restraining order against Fabricio Luis Mariotto, whom she photographed stalking her 2-year-old child, Harlow, at school.
She's not scared, but Harlow is frightened beyond words, Richie says.
Nicole told the judge how Harlow has seen Mariotto and other photogs hounding and inciting her and it's taking an emotional toll on her daughter.Richie, who already got a temporary restraining order against Mariotto, says others too also crossed the line with Harlow and her baby son Sparrow.
Turns out she won this round, getting him to surrender and stay away from her for five years in an out-of-court settlement. Paps, you're on notice!
In other news, Nicole is rumored to be marrying Joel Madden this month.