Arnold Schwarzenegger Signs Anti-Paparazzi Law
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has approved a new bill which will ensure that the paparazzi will be fined for taking any pictures, which can be an intrusion to the life of a celebrity’s private life. It is also meant for the media outlets, who purchase such photos.
In 1998, Schwarzenegger himself had experienced the trouble due to the paparazzi.
Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston had received $550,000 as compensation and an apology from a photographer who took a snap of the actress standing in her backyard only in her underwear.
Even though the paparazzi should be given a dose, celebrity columnist Ben Widdicombe said things are not always what they seem.
"A lot of times the shot you see in the magazine is actually orchestrated by the celebrity themselves," he said. "Celebrities like Britney Spears, for example, are infamous in the industry for letting their assistants tell the paparazzi when they'll be leaving the gates."
The anti-paparazzi amendment will be effective from January 2010.