Calif. governor signs bill increasing penalties on those who harass children of public figures

September 25, 2013 7:04 AM

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Calif. governor signs bill increasing penalties on those who harass children of public figures

Celebrities such as actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged lawmakers to support SB606. Berry testified before several legislative committees that her daughter has been intimidated by photographers who follow them daily. She said the photographers often shout while they snap pictures.

“On behalf of my children, it is my hope that this is the beginning of the end for those overly aggressive paparazzi whose outrageous conduct has caused so much trauma and emotional distress,” Berry said in a statement released by her publicist.

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