Halle Berry Addresses California Lawmakers, Pushes for Anti-Paparazzi Bill

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Halle Berry has had her share of run-ins with the paparazzi.

She exploded at them in an airport just a few months ago, having to hold fiance Olivier Martinez back from making the situation much worse.

But the actress is hoping a new bill in California will be passed and make the lives of her and other celebrities far easier.

Halle Berry Testifies

“My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows ‘the men’ are watching for her,” Berry told the Assembly Committee on Public Safety yesterday at the California Capitol. “They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.”

The Oscar winner was on hand to encourage officials to pass a law that would change the definition of harassment in the Sunshine State.

It would make it illegal for children to be photographed with permission from their guardians.

Berry, pregnant with her second child, said she was speaking in favor of the anti-harassment bill by Sen. Kevin de Leon as a “mother of a daughter and the baby boy in my belly.”

“If it passes, the quality of my life and my children’s lives will be dramatically changed,” she said.

And the listened, as the bill now goes to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for further review and for changes to be made to language so that First Amendments rights of journalists are protected.

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