Nicole Richie Rips Paparazzi
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Nicole Richie has a bone to pick with pesky pappers. The furious bad girl-turned-protective mama bear has fired off an angry letter — in Full Bitch Mode, mind you — to X17 Online photographers who park outside her daughter Harlow’s Los Angeles school happily snapping away.
Richie — who has two children with fiance Joel Madden — has been a paparazzi target since her first season of The Simple Life debuted back in 2003. She’s taken it in stride, but the reformed wildchild draws the line at “stalking” her little girl. Nic wrote a scathing letter to the offending photographers, calling them “irresponsible and repulsive.” In fact, she’s threatening to play the vigilante in an effort to cull the paparazzo she feels are endangering the lives of kids and parents.
“THANK YOU so much for posting the video of your employees sitting outside of my daughter’s school, because now the entire world can see how creepy and disgusting you are,” Richie fumes.
“You do not get to spend 200 dollars on a camera, and think that gives you a free pass to shadow my child. These are strangers, grown men, stalking children. You think that’s ok?” she asks.
And the rant didn’t stop there. Nicole further rages at the paparazzi for another three paragraphs!
“You are stalking the children. Now how do you feel? I PROMISE YOU that I am going to do a background check on each and every person that I see there. For the safety of my children and others,” she writes, before accusing X17 of hiring photogs with lapsed driver’s licenses. “The last time I did a check on your staff, I found they had no license. Remember that day? The day that ended with a car accident and me in a hospital? You, x17, better be pretty confident in your actions, and feel really good about what you are doing.”
“If I find out anyone has a suspended, restricted or invalid license, I will have them thrown in jail before they can pick up the phone and call their lawyers. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES. These are young children and you should know better. X17, you are irresponsible and repulsive. Consider this a warning.”
Team Nicole or Team Paparazzi?